Springer Publications recently issued its Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology – Thirteenth Edition, a three-volume, 42-chapter set, state-of-the-art professional sourcebook for the science and engineering and practices of the chemical process industry. All the chapters have been updated and written by individuals with demonstrated expertise in their respective fields. The chapters are organized into seven sections, each section being devoted to a specific area of industrial chemistry and biotechnology: Section 1: Raw Materials for the Chemical Process Industries, Section 2: Industrial Organic Chemistry, Section 3: Industrial Inorganic Chemistry, Section 4: Polymer Chemistry, Section 5: Biochemistry, Section 6: Emerging Fields of Industrial Chemistry, and Section 7: Industrial Processing and Engineering.
Dr. Brian Birky of the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR Institute) updated the Volume 2, Section 3, Chapter “Phosphorus and Phosphates” by adding new process descriptions, illustrations, and emerging technologies. From the chapter abstract:
“Phosphate rock extraction from its ore, and its subsequent conversion into fertilizer materials and industrial chemicals, is a relatively mature art. While production of phosphoric acid from sedimentary phosphate rock via the “wet process” dominates the industry, the geology and mineralogy of source rock varies, and many processing choices are available. Changing global economics, social and environmental pressures affect modern market conditions. This chapter discusses phosphate mineralogy, deposits, mining, beneficiation, production, value, chemical processing technologies, products, by-products, and environmental factors.”
Detailed Citation is given below: Three Volume Set entitled “Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology – Thirteenth Edition” Edited by James A. Kent, Tilak V. Bommaraju and Scott D. Barnicki ISBN: 978-3-319-52285-2 (Print); 978-3-319-52287-6 (eBook) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52287-6 Volume 2, Section 3, Pages: 1211-1239, 2017