Oleochemical Manufacture and Applications presents an overview of oleochemicals at the research and professional levels, with an emphasis on industrial production and applications. Approximately half of the chapters consider general matters, while the other half deal with applications. Authors are drawn from industrial and academic laboratories around the world. The book is an invaluable reference for chemists and technologists working on the production and use of oleochemicals, analytical chemists, quality assurance personnel, and lipid chemists in academic research laboratories.
Overview and Market Data, Professor F.D. Gunstone, Professor Emeritus, University of St. Andrews, UK
Cationic and Amine-Based Surfactants, Dr. R. Franklin, Dr. J. Zachwieja, and Dr. M. Hoey, Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc., Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA
Non-ionic and Anionic Surfactants, Dr. D.W. Roberts, Unilever Research, Port Sunlight, UK
Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids, Dr. P. Bondioli, Stazione Sperimentale per le Industrie Degli Oli e Grassi, Milan, Italy
Biofuels and Solvents, Professor G. Knothe, ARS, USDA, NCAUR, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Surface Coatings and Inks, Mr. J. Bentley, Consultant in Oils and Fats, Maidenhead, UK
Agricultural Uses of Oleochemicals, Dr. R. Lie, Hydro Wax A/S, Porsgrunn, Norway
Analysis of Oleochemicals, Mr. Tang Thin Sue, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oleochemicals and the Environment, Dr. F. Hirsinger, Cognis Deutchland GmbH (CRT Oleochemistry), Düsseldorf, Germany
New Chemistry, Professor Dr. J.O. Metzger, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany
"…fills a need for scientists and marketers that are new to the oleochemical industry, either right from school or changing industries. The work is a useful introduction to the industry for laboratory chemists, technical service representatives, product managers, and formulators. The chapter on analytical techniques will be a well-used reference. Although the book is a collection of contributions from various authors, it flows well and is an interesting and easy read for the technically trained.
"…The book covers a centuries old and traditional industry. Yet the editors make it relevant to the modern world and the future in the treatment of biofuels, new industrial oils, and oleochemicals and the environment. This ushers us into a new era and challenges the reader to think of the future satisfaction of needs by developing new applications, manufacturing techniques, and chemistries, while considering environmental impact, product stewardship, and sustainability. I found the book interesting, useful as a reference book and easy to read."
- Robert J. Drennan, Vitusa Products Inc., in AOCS Press