CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (B&W) has announced the release of the 42nd edition of Steam/Its Generation and Use — the longest, continuously published engineering textbook of its kind.

First published in 1875, B&W said Steam has evolved to become a highly technical and comprehensive reference for advanced steam generation and emissions control technologies, steam fundamentals, metallurgy, advanced materials science, and related subjects, and is relied upon by educators, students, engineers, and other industry professionals around the world.

The 42nd edition has been completely updated to reflect the cutting-edge technologies that could pave the way to cleaner energy production in the 21st century — advanced ultra-supercritical boilers; innovative alloys and materials; state-of-the-art emissions control technologies for greenhouse gases and hazardous air pollutants; waste-to-energy, biomass, solar steam generation, and other forms of renewable energy; and more.

B&W marketing editor and Steam editor-in-chief Greg Tomei said, “This new edition is the culmination of countless hours and dedication from the B&W employees who willingly share their knowledge and expertise with so many in the industries that we serve. Working alongside these professionals proved immensely satisfying.”

Steam features 53 chapters spanning more than 1,200 pages, complete with technical descriptions and applications of the major processes involved in steam generation and emissions control, as well as numerous tables and charts, a summary of codes and standards, and a comprehensive index.

Steam is now available for purchase in its traditional hardback book format or as an electronic version here. A CD with the complete text in electronic format is included with each hard-bound book purchased.

Publication date: 7/20/2015