The second, revised and enlarged edition of this dictionary provides a wealth of profound information on renewable resources. Topics are all relevant plant and animal sources and the substances derived thereof, the standard technologies of isolation and derivatization, and the major fields of application - with regard to economic aspects and future developments. In addition to the "classical" use as raw materials of the chemical industry, the fields of energy/fuels, practical applications, e.g. as construction and insulation materials, the most important pharmaceutical agents, raw substances of cosmetics and aromas are treated. Not only modern methods are taken into account but also older, almost forgotten fields that stimulate new considerations. Well written and carefully structured, the dictionary is a very useful tool for a broad spectrum of users in different fields of profession, e.g. in public institutions, science and teaching or industry, in agriculture and ecology. Unique feature: word indexes in English, German and French.
Table of Contents
None (Dictionary A-Z).