Thirty-Five Years of BSL

Gianni Astarita, Julio M Ottino*

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Few engineering books remain influential for 35 years; even fewer can be said to have affected undergraduate and graduate education. Transport Phenomena (BSL) accomplished both and it brought fundamental changes to the way chemical engineers think: BSL can be arguably regarded as the most important book in chemical engineering ever published. In this essay we place BSL in the context of its times and surrounding paradigms, review and comment on the early reception of the book, offer comments on style, and speculate on its possible revision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3177-3184
Number of pages8
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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