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Hemeon's Plant & Process Ventilation

3rd Edition

By D. Jeff Burton

CRC Press

400 pages

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Industrial hygienists and ventilation engineers know the name well: W.C.L. Hemeon. Since 1955, those professionals have frequently looked to Hemeon's Plant & Process Ventilation for essential information on industrial ventilation.

Hemeon's longtime influence and inspiration has now prompted D. Jeff Burton-a prolific author on industrial ventilation himself-to produce a Fourth Edition of "the classic industrial ventilation text."

While retaining Hemeon's distinctive writing style, conveying practical information in vivid phrasing, Burton has added extensive new information to recognize today's technology and techniques.

Essential fundamentals of ventilation covered in the book include an explanation about the dynamic properties of airborne contaminants, and the principles of dispersion mechanism and local exhaust. Advanced applications are also examined in detail, particularly system design, dust control, and troubleshooting.

Along with providing essential background on the two primary types of workplace ventilation-general and local exhaust-Hemeon's Plant & Process Ventilation also aims for mutual understanding between the health-oriented priorities of industrial hygienists, and the practical applications for maximum efficiency considered by ventilation engineers.

Have a well-thumbed, dog-eared copy of Hemeon's Plant & Process Ventilation? Now is the best time to retire it in favor of this revised-and respectful-edition. Those who are new to Hemeon's approach will discover what other professionals have known more than 40 years: Hemeon offers some of the most effective ways to control environmental contaminates through proper ventilation techniques.


"Jeff Burton has done the occupational community a big service by bringing Hemeon's book to a new readership. This book will be of value to occupational hygiene students, practitioners, academics and researchers…I recommend all occupational hygienists interested and involved in control to buy or borrow and study this book. There is still a lot to do to make the design of occupational hygiene controls an accurate and precise affair and perhaps it says something about the speed of progress in this field that we often cannot improve on what Hemeon published over 45 years ago."

--Mark Piney, in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Vol. 45/2

Table of Contents

Objectives and General Considerations

Dynamic Properties of Airborne Contaminants

Dispersion Mechanisms

Principles of Local Exhaust

Local Exhaust and Exterior Hoods

Control Velocities and Distance for External Hoods

Air Flow in Materials Handling Systems

Exhaust for Hot Processes

Characteristics of Free Air Jets

General Ventilation

Estimating Losses in Duct Systems

Exhaust Systems for Dust

Evaluation and Control of Heat Exposures

Field Observations

Fans and Air Movers

Particle Separators and Dust Collectors

References and Bibliography



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering