Chapter 2. Chemical and Allied Industries

The chemical industry is of strategic importance to the sustainable development of national economies.

—International Labor Organization1

1. International Labor Organization (www.ilo.org/global/industries-and-sectors/chemical-industries/lang--en/index.htm)

Chemical engineers have traditionally found employment in the chemical and allied industries, and these industries continue to be the major employers of chemical engineers. The chemical and allied industries comprise one of the most important manufacturing sectors of a nation’s economy. However, despite their significance, these industries are not well understood by the general public, partly because only a small fraction of the output of these industries ...

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