Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th Edition

byJack T. Ballinger, Gershon J. Shugar

Hardcover | July 15, 2011

Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th Edition by Jack T. Ballinger
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Updated to reflect the latest developments in operational procedures for today's sophisticated chemical technologies, Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, Fifth Edition, remains the undisputed classic in the field. Expanded to include coverage for process operators, this authoritative resource contains in-depth details on chemical safety, laboratory procedures, chemical nomenclature, basic electricity, laboratory statistics, and instrumental techniques. Step-by-step directions for performing virtually every laboratory task are also included in this practical guide.


  • Chemical process industry workers and government regulations
  • Chemical plant and laboratory safety
  • Chemical handling and hazard communication
  • Handling compressed gases
  • Pressure and vacuum
  • Mathematics review and conversion tables
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Laboratory glassware
  • pH measurement
  • Basic electricity
  • Sampling
  • Laboratory filtration
  • Recrystallization
  • The balance
  • Gravimetric analysis
  • Preparation of solutions
  • Process analyzers
  • Plumbing, valves, and pumps
  • Physical properties and determinations
  • Extraction
  • Distillation and evaporation
  • Inorganic and organic chemistry review
  • Chemical calculations and concentration expressions
  • Volumetric analysis
  • Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy
Jack T. Ballinger, B.S, M.S., Ed.D., was a professor of chemistry and chemical technology at St. Louis Community College for 35 years, and is currently an adjunct faculty member with the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. He serves as the Education and Workforce Developmen...
Title:Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th EditionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9.5 X 7.7 X 1.53 inShipping dimensions:9.5 X 7.7 X 1.53 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071745920

ISBN - 13:9780071745925

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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