Heterogeneous Catalysis,
Edition 1 Fundamentals and Applications
By Julian R.H. Ross

Publication Date: 19 Aug 2016
Description
Heterogeneous catalysis plays a part in the production of more than 80% of all chemical products. It is therefore essential that all chemists and chemical engineers have an understanding of the fundamental principles as well as the applications of heterogeneous catalysts. This book introduces the subject, starting at a basic level, and includes sections on adsorption and surface science, catalytic kinetics, experimental methods for preparing and studying heterogeneous catalysts, as well as some aspects of the design of industrial catalytic reactors. It ends with a chapter that covers a range of examples of important catalytic processes.

The book leads the student to carrying out a series of "tasks" based on searches of the internet and also on the use of web-based search tools such as Scopus or Web of Science. These tasks are generally based on the text; they can be used entirely for self-study but they can also be tailored to the requirements of a particular course by the instructor/lecturer giving the course.

The author has had over 40 years of experience in catalytic research as well as in lecturing on the principles of catalysis. He was for more than 20 years the Editor of Catalysis Today.

Key Features

  • Coverage of all aspects of catalysis in carefully organised text
  • Inclusion of material on the historical development of the subject and the personalities involved
  • All concepts illustrated by practical examples
  • Inclusion of a wide range of problems and solutions, case studies, and supplementary web based material which will be regularly updated
  • Author has over 40 years research experience of almost all covered subjects
  • Provides companion materials webiste
About the author
By Julian R.H. Ross, Emeritus Professor, University of Limerick, Ireland
Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Heterogeneous Catalysis – Chemistry in Two Dimensions
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Historical Background to Catalysis
  • Chapter 2. Surfaces and Adsorption
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Clean Surfaces
    • 2.3. Langmuir's Work on Adsorption
    • 2.4. The Langmuir Isotherm
    • 2.5. The Chemisorption of Hydrogen
    • 2.6. The Chemisorption of More Complex Molecules
    • 2.7. Non-homogeneous Surfaces
    • 2.8. Non-equilibrium Adsorption
    • 2.9. The Process of Adsorption
    • 2.10. Some Generalizations on Chemisorption
    • 2.11. Physical Adsorption
    • 2.12. Behaviour of Physical Adsorption Isotherms at Values of P/Po = 0.3
  • Chapter 3. How Does a Catalyst Work?
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. The Catalytic Process
    • 3.3. The Catalyst and the Catalytic Site
    • 3.4. Catalysis by Metals
    • 3.5. Oxides
    • 3.6. Sulfides
    • 3.7. Conclusions
  • Chapter 4. Catalyst Preparation
    • 4.1. Importance of Active Surface Area and of Catalyst Structure
    • 4.2. Catalyst Preparation
    • 4.3. Catalyst Supports
    • 4.4. Supported Catalysts
    • 4.5. Catalyst Characterization
  • Chapter 5. Catalytic Reactors and the Measurement of Catalytic Kinetics
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Static Reactors
    • 5.3. Stirred and Recirculation Reactors
    • 5.4. Flow Reactors
    • 5.5. Fluidized Bed Reactors
    • 5.6. Pulse Reactors
    • 5.7. The TAP Reactor
    • 5.8. SSITKA
    • 5.9. “In Situ/Operando¿ Methods
    • 5.10. Microreactor Methods
    • 5.11. Conclusions
  • Chapter 6. The Kinetics and Mechanisms of Catalytic Reactions
    • 6.1. Introduction
    • 6.2. Unimolecular Reaction of Reactant A to Give Products
    • 6.3. Bimolecular Reactions – Langmuir–Hinshelwood Kinetics
    • 6.4. Bimolecular Reactions – Eley–Rideal Kinetics
    • 6.5. The Mars–Van Krevelen Mechanism
    • 6.6. Practical Examples of Mechanistic Kinetic Expressions
  • Chapter 7. Large-Scale Catalytic Reactors
    • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.2. Catalyst Geometries
    • 7.3. The Importance of Mass Transfer in Catalysis
    • 7.4. Heat Transfer in Catalysis
  • Chapter 8. Some Catalytic Reactions
    • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.2. Catalysis in the Conversion of Natural Gas
    • 8.3. Catalysis in the Conversion of Crude Oil
    • 8.4. Petrochemicals and Industrial Organic Chemistry
    • 8.5. Environmental Catalysis
    • 8.6. Catalysis in Biomass Conversion
    • 8.7. Conclusions
  • Index
Book details
ISBN: 9780444638403
Page Count: 232
Retail Price : £107.00
9780444505934
Instructor Resources
Audience
Chemists, Physical Chemists, Chemical Engineers. Graduate and Post graduate students in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering