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Introduction to Process Technology, 3rd Edition

  • Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1435454251
  • ISBN-13: 9781435454255
  • 427 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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About the Product

Appropriate for individuals who are just beginning employment as process technicians, Introduction to Process Technology, 3E explores the development of process technology as well as the science and technology, equipment, systems, operations, and troubleshooting principles associated with modern manufacturing. The 3rd Edition is a proven product, the result of years of use and testing. It features a logical arrangement of topics that provides a strong foundation for a process technology training program, while illustrating how each topic relates to others. Comprehensive coverage explores safety, health, environment, process instrumentation, applied physics, applied chemistry, and principles of quality in an easy-to-understand style that is directly applicable to industry.


  • developed using a true educational model, the book takes into account various learning strategies and styles, competency-based learning, principles of instructional system design, and more

  • offers job search advice and sample cover letters and resumes so that readers can make a smooth transition from the classroom into the workplace

  • integrates science and theory with process equipment and systems

  • Provides a comprehensive description of each of the core classes required in a regionally accredited process technology degree program

  • carefully selected photographs and illustrations shed light on process technology concepts to foster comprehension and retention

  • successfully used by nearly every regionally accredited program that teaches process technology

About the Author

Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D.

Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D., is a professor and division chair at Lee College, where he teaches Process Technology, Safety Management, and Manufacturing Engineering. Widely regarded as the foremost textbook author on process technology, Dr. Thomas is credited with creating the discipline in the 1990s. His prior professional experience includes tenure with Exxon Research and Engineering and Exxon Chemicals in a variety of operational, research and development, and training system roles. He earned his B.A. from Western Illinois University, his M.S. from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. from Texas A & M University.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
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Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 143545426X | ISBN-13: 9781435454262)