Innovations in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry a Century of Achievements and Prospects for the New Millennium
The Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division (I&EC) of the American Chemical Society celebrates the centennial of its establishment in 2008. I&EC was the first technical division established within ACS, and as part of the commemorations planned this book has been produced. The theme of the book is innovation and creativity in the chemical industry, where industrial chemists and chemical engineers have made and will make major contributions. This book provides broad coverage of several significant innovations in chemistry that have led, or will lead, to global industrial developments. The material emphasizes how basic science discoveries have been translated into practice. The book will give readers insight into the nature of developing industries from laboratory discoveries. Symposium series # 1000 not only chronicles the creativity of our industry, but also reveals the nature of discovery and innovation. There are chapters that are retrospective in nature as well as chapters that are more prospective (for example, green chemistry). The book is not just a history or commemorative, but a compendium of the nature of innovation in our field.
The book covers traditional chemical and petrochemical industries, but also emerging fields ionic liquids. The book is a true resource for professionals.