The Pilot Plant Real Book

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A unique handbook for chemists, engineers, technicians, students and new graduates entering the chemical industry. Contains practical tips for the safe and effective development and scale-up of new chemical processes, as well as extensive data tables, charts and graphs.

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Francis X. McConville holds a BS degree in Chemistry and MS degrees in both Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has worked in the chemical industry and related fields for more than 26 years, including 14 years as a process engineer at Sepracor, Inc. He has helped scale up chemical and biochemical processes in Asia, Europe and North America. He now operates a consulting business and lives with his family in Worcester, Massachusetts. He also dabbles in watercolor and plays bluegrass and jazz mandolin in several central New England acoustic bands.

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"...a 'spiral-wound mentor' that takes the place of years of on-the-job experience..." -- Prof. Stephen Matson, WPI

"...deserves to be a best seller. No pilot plant should be without it! The content is just what is needed." -- Dr. Trevor Laird, founder of Scientific Update

"...masterful...more than just a handbook. Chemists will find it an invaluable reference for scaling up processes." -- Dr. Neal Anderson, author of Practical Process R&D

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