Principles of Chemical Separations with Environmental Applications
Richard D. Noble and Patricia A. Terry
Chemical separations are of central importance in many areas of environmental science, whether it is the clean-up of polluted water or soil, the treatment of discharge streams from chemical processes, or modification of a specific process to decrease its environmental impact. This book is an introduction to chemical separations, focusing on their use in environmental applications.
The authors first discuss the general aspects of separations technology as a unit operation. They also describe how property differences are used to generate separations, the use of separating agents, and the selection criteria for particular separation techniques. The general approach for each technology is to present the chemical and/or physical basis for the process, and explain how to evaluate it for design and analysis.