"Pohanish - Gases in small volumes can be serious physical(thermal, fire and explosions) hazards. They can also be toxicants. There is a definite need for this unique and comprehensive book. Its own track record speaks for itself. Any publishing program in chemical engineering and/or hazardous materials needs this book, or one like it. Stull - The comprehensive nature of the book in covering the full spectrum of properties in a chemical-by-chemical manner makes this book more useful than some of the more common references commonly used (e.g., Chemical Engineering Handbook, Perry's and the CRC Handbook of Chemical and Physics; McKetta - Yes, very much. The new editons have been used as bible. Yaws will update & add good additional material. Grossel - Yes. It will provide readers with much useful data on physical safety and environmental properties needed for design and operation."
From the Back Cover
The most comprehensive—and convenient—compendium of scientific data on gases ever put into a single sourcebook Whether you work in chemical engineering or environmental protection and safety, manage hazardous materials, or do research, this unprecedented scientific resource is a timesaver. It puts necessary data that's often hard to find or difficult to calculate at your fingertips, in easy-access format. Packed with literally thousands of authoritative answers, this expanded and updated Matheson Gas Data Book makes it quick and convenient to:
*Put your finger on authoritative facts and figures on the full spectrum of properties for 157 gases, one chemical at a time
*Avoid calculations and errors with unique temperature-dependency graphs and other handy charts
*Calculate behavior under different conditions with at-hand formulas and equations
*Design and operate gas-using processes safely and effectively
*Increase efficiency and safety in process plants with information on the best controllers—electronic mass flow, automatic pressure regulators, flowmeters, and more
*Save money with practical, up-to-date advice on equipment and procedures--valves, leak detection, disposal of leaking cylinders, transport, safety equipment, and first aid
*Ensure safety, fire prevention, and fire control with expert precautions on handling, storage, and materials
*Save research time with listings of commercial preparations, shipping regulations, analytic properties, tests, and more
*And benefit from numerous other efficiency-boosting uses
The only gas data book you’ll ever need Useful for hundreds of on-the-job information requirements, this much-needed Gas Data Book makes it easy to obtain the critical values, expert recommendations, and regulatory facts you need for design, operation, or research. Keep it nearby, and you’ll soon discover why this reference is a classic.
AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ON EACH OF 157 GASES Physical Properties * Description Specifications *Uses *Toxicity * First Aid * Precautions in Handling and Storage * Leak Detection and Control * Disposal of Leaking Cylinders * Analytical Detection * Fire Prevention and Control * Materials of Construction * Cylinder and Valve Description * Pressure Devices * Recommended Controls (Automatic Pressure Regulators; Flowmeters; Electronic Mass Flow Controllers) * Shipping Regulations * Commercial Preparations * Chemical – Thermodynamic – Transport – Environmental – Health-Related Properties * Critical Properties and Acentric Factor * Heat Capacity of Gas * Heat Capacity of Liquid * Heat Capacity of Solid * Vapor Pressure * Density of Liquid * Coefficient of Thermal Expansion * Enthalpy of Vaporization * Enthalpy of Fusion * Surface Tension * Enthalpy of Combustion * Enthalpy of Formation * Gibbs Energy of Formation * Solubility in Water * Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient * Henry’s Law Constant for Compound in Water * Refractive Index * Dipole Moment * Radius of Gyration * Explosion Limits in Air * Flash Point * Autoignition Temperature * Threshold Limit Values (ACGIH) * Permissible Exposure Limit (OSHA) * Viscosity of Gas * Viscosity of Liquid * Thermal Conductivity of Gas * Thermal Conductivity of Liquid * Individual Graphs for Property Values at Temperatures of Interest * Vapor Pressure * Density * Heat of Vaporization * Heat Capacity * Enthalpy * Viscosity * Thermal Conductivity * Enthalpy of Formation * Gibb’s Energy of Formation * Gas and Liquid Phases