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Steam, Water and Hydrothermal Solutions : Physical Chemistry in Water, Steam and Hydrothermal Solutions - Palmer

Steam, Water and Hydrothermal Solutions

Physical Chemistry in Water, Steam and Hydrothermal Solutions

By: Palmer

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Published: 6th July 2004
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The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) has produced this book in order to provide an accessible, up-to-date overview of important aspects of the physical chemistry of aqueous systems at high temperatures and pressures. These systems are central to many areas of scientific study and industrial application, including electric power generation, industrial steam systems, hydrothermal processing of materials, geochemistry, and environmental applications. The authors' goal is to present the material at a level that serves both the graduate student seeking to learn the state of the art, and also the industrial engineer or chemist seeking to develop additional expertise or to find the data needed to solve a specific problem.


The wide range of people for whom this topic is important provides a challenge. Advanced work in this area is distributed among physical chemists, chemical engineers, geochemists, and other specialists, who may not be aware of parallel work by those outside their own specialty. The particular aspects of high-temperature aqueous physical chemistry of interest to one industry may be irrelevant to another; yet another industry might need the same basic information but in a very different form.


To serve all these constituencies, the book includes several chapters that cover the foundational thermophysical properties (such as gas solubility, phase behavior, thermodynamic properties of solutes, and transport properties) that are of interest across numerous applications. The presentation of these topics is intended to be accessible to readers from a variety of backgrounds. Other chapters address fundamental areas of more specialized interest, such as critical phenomena and molecular-level solution structure. Several chapters are more application-oriented, addressing areas such as power-cycle chemistry and hydrothermal synthesis. As befits the variety of interests addressed, some chapters provide more theoretical guidance while others, such as those on acid/base equilibria and the solubilities of metal oxides and hydroxides, emphasize experimental techniques and data analysis.
- Covers both the theory and applications of all Hydrothermal solutions
- Provides an accessible, up-to-date overview of important aspects of the physical chemistry of aqueous systems at high temperatures and pressures
- The presentation of the book is understandable to readers from a variety of backgrounds

The editors have brought together a number of high quality and up-to-date chapters/reviews of wide interest, covering both background theory and applications. It is full of useful data and references. The level is advanced post-graduate, but the editors seem to have achieved a fairly uniform and straight-forward style that should facilitate cross-disciplinary acceptability amongst interested physical chemists, chemical engineers, geochemists and others. WATER SITE, 2005

Physical properties of water
Near-critical behavior of aqueous systems
Aqueous solubility of volatile nonelectrolytes
Calculation of standard thermodynamic properties of aqueous electrolytes and nonelectrolytes
Hydrothermal solution structure: experiments and computer
Vapor-liquid equilibrium involving aqueous, binary nonelectrolytes
Binary homogeneous nucleation in selected aqueous vapor mixtures
Solute concentration effects on reaction thermodynamics in steam cycle fluids
Stable isotope partitioning in aqueous and hydrothermal systems to elevated temperatures
Transport properties in high temperature and pressure ionic solutions
Electrochemical processes in high-temperature aqueous solutions
Partitioning of electrolytes to steam and their solubilities in steam
Dissociation equilibria of weak acids and bases
Solubility and surface adsorption characteristics of metal oxides
Phase equilibria of water-salt systems at high temperatures and pressures
Kinetics and mechanisms of hydrothermal organic reactions
Water chemistry in commercial water-steam cycles
Hydrothermal synthesis of ceramic materials
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ISBN: 9780125444613
ISBN-10: 0125444613
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 766
Published: 6th July 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.35