Chemical Processes in New Zealand; 2nd ed.; Packer, J. E., Robertson, J., Wansbrough, H., Eds.; New Zealand Institute of Chemistry: Auckland, 1998.
This second edition (1998) of our publication Chemical Processes in New Zealand is now out of print, but is still the most comprehensive account of the practice of chemistry in New Zealand. In addition to being bought and used by secondary schools, tertiary education institutions and public libraries, it was a source of information for, and used by, many businesses and organizations associated with chemistry in some way.
Although many of the articles are no longer fully up to date, having it available in electronic form on the web allows access for all and gives us the opportunity to update it and develop it further. The Institute would welcome offers of help and suggestions for this development.
The book contains 17 sections with self-explanatory headings, and various numbers of articles, (101 in all) under each heading. Individual articles can be easily downloaded.
- Production of Chemicals
- Chemicals and Soils
- The Dairy Industry
- The Forestry Industry
- Animal and Fish Products
- Food and Beverages
- Inorganic Materials
- Polymers and Surface Coating
- Detergents and Cosmetics
- Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
- Analysis and Measurement
- People and Chemistry
- History: Chemistry in the Development of New Zealand Industry – 1940