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Handbook of Chemical Processing Equipment

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Ph.D.


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Cheremisinoff, Nicholas P. Handbook of chemical processing equipment / Nicholas Cheremisinoff. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-7506-7126-2 (alk. paper) 1. Chemical plants--Equipment and supplies. I. Title. TP155.5 .C52 2000 660'.283--dc2 1 00-037955

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Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff is a consultant to a number of organizations and private companies. Among his clients are the World Bank Organization, the International Finance Corporation, the United States Agency for International Development, Chemonics International, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., and several private sector clients. He has extensive business development, project financing, and engineering experience working in countries that were former Soviet Union republics, and has assisted in privatization and retooling industry with emphasis on environmentally sound practices. Although a chemical engineer by profession, his engineering and consulting experiences have spanned several industry sectors, including automotive manufacturing, mining, gas processing, plastics, and petroleum refining. He is a recognized authority on pollution prevention practices, and has led programs dealing with pollution prevention auditing, training in environmental management practices, development of environmental management plans, as well as technology and feasibility studies for environmental project financing through international lending institutions. He has contributed extensively to the industrial press, having authored, co-authored, or edited more than 100 technical books. Dr. Cheremisinoff received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Clarkson College of Technology.