Industrial Chemistry Case Studies
This Royal Society of Chemistry publication presents material for chemistry teachers on a variety of aspects of the UK chemical industry (including the steel industry) in the late 1990s. In particular it covers the economic dimension of the chemical industry, some environmental concerns and constraints and the issue of scaling up processes from the laboratory bench to full scale production via pilot plant.
The book is for post-16 students. To this end there are questions (with answers for the teacher) within the text. The questions deal with chemical principles which are familiar at this level but which are set in relatively unfamiliar contexts taken from industrial chemistry. A case study approach has been adopted with studies drawn from a number of areas of the chemical industry. Many of the studies deal with projects that were current at the time of writing in so far as commercial sensitivities allowed.
• The UK Chemical Industry in the 1990s – a brief overview
• Selling chemical services – analytical chemistry
• Formulating pharmaceutical products
• Developing a fungicide, azoxystrobin
• Scaling up a polymer manufacturing process
• Radioactive discharges into the River Ribble
• The Shell ethylene pipeline
• Steelmaking in the UK
• The story of BRL 46470A
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