Sunday, October 21, 2012

Water Chemistry: Industrial and Power Station Water Treatment, By: K.S.Venkateswarlu

K.S. Venkateswarlu "Water Chemistry; Industrial and Power Station Water Treatment"
New Age International (P) Ltd. | English | 1999 | ISBN: 8122408761 | 153 pages | PDF | 6,1 MB

Study of water and steam chemistry transcends the traditional barriers between chemistry, engineering and physics. On account of its multi-disciplinary nature, the study of water chemistry has become technologically significant. This book is an attempt to bring to the attention of academic and professional chemists, various facets of water chemistry.
It blends basic and applied knowledge in this field. The subject matter covered includes properties of water at elevated temperatures, the characteristics of natural and industrial cooling waters as well as purifications by ion exchange and reverse osmosis. Several chapters are devoted to water and steam chemistry in thermal and nuclear power stations and in the utilisation of geothermal energy. Effluent treatment and water conservation have been dealt with briefly to provide a better and comprehensive study of the subject.
About the Author(s):

Dr. K.S. Venkateswarlu
had his early education in Andhra Pradesh, India. He joined the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Bombay in 1955. He obtained a D.Sc. degree in 1961 for his work on, Chemical Consequences of Nuclear Transformations. During his stay at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA, he worked on the chemistry of transplutonium elements and radiation damage in graphite. Later his research interests encompassed solvent extraction, ion exchange, metal complexes, super conductivity and cold fusion. A large number of students have taken their Ph. D. degrees under his supervision.
From 1970 onwards, Dr. Venkateswarlu was closely involved with the development of water chemistry in all its aspects. He established a Division of Water Chemistry in BARC with a specialised Water and Stream Chemistry Laboratory at Kalpakkam near Madras. He was Chairman of the Committee on Steam and Water Chemistry, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India and was nominated to be the Chief Scientific Investigator of the Coordinated Research Programme on Water Chemistry in Nuclear Power Reactors conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency. He was also the Expert Coordinator for the study on Water Chemistry in Thermal Power Stations carried out by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi. He has attended a number of national and international conferences in this field. Dr. Venkateswarlu is the author of over a 100 publications.

Chemical Characteristics of Natural Waters
Properties of Water at high Temperatures and Pressures
Water Chemistry, Material Compatibility and Corrosion
Treatment of Natural Waters for Industrial Cooling
Demineralisation by Ion Exchange
Water Chemistry in Fossil Fuel Fired Steam Generating Units
Steam Quality Requirements for High Pressure Turbines
Special Problems of Water Chemistry and Material Compatibility in Nuclear Power Stations
Geothermal Power and Water Chemistry
Analytical Techniques for Water Chemistry Monitoring and Control
Desalination, Effluent, Treatment and Water Conservation

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants: Volume 1, Third Edition by Ernest E. Ludwig

Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants: Volume 1, Third Edition by Ernest E. Ludwig.
Gulf Professional Publishing; 3 edition | March 9, 1995 | ISBN-10: 0884150259 | 630 pages | PDF | 28.9 Mb

This expanded edition introduces new design methods and is packed with examples, design charts, tables, and performance diagrams to add to the practical understanding of how selected equipment can be expected to perform in the process situation. A major addition is the comprehensive chapter on process safety design considerations, ranging from new devices and components to updated venting requirements for low-pressure storage tanks to the latest NFPA methods for sizing rupture disks and bursting panels, and more

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