- Important topic: the production process of nearly every chemical
substance or product used today requires a special catalyst.
- Despite the plethora of books on catalysis on the market there is
none: -focusing on engineering aspects of heterogeneous catalysis
-at a graduate student level.
Aims and Scope
With well over 90% of all processes in the industrial chemical
production being of catalytic nature, catalysis is a mature though
ever interesting topic. The idea of this book is to tackle various
aspects of heterogeneous catalysis from the engineering point of view
and go all the way from engineering of catalysis, catalyst
preparation, characterization, reaction kinetics, mass transfer to
catalytic reactors and the implementation of catalysts in chemical
technology. Aimed for graduate students it is also a useful resource
for professionals coming from the more academic side.
„[… ] like an excellent fusion of views on catalysis from chemical engineering, kinetics, modern theoretical concepts, and characterization/materials science. Looks like a very useful and attractively written book. “
Prof. Dr. J. W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet, Eindhoven University of Technology