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Written by a team of internationally recognized experts, this book addresses the most important types of catalytic reactions and catalysts as used in industrial practice. Both applied aspects and the essential scientific principles are described. The main topics can be summarized as follows: heterogeneous, homogeneous and biocatalysis, catalyst preparation and characterization, catalytic reaction engineering and kinetics, catalyst deactivation and industrial perspective.
I Introduction.- The Importance of Catalysis in the Chemical and Non-Chemical Industries.- II Selected Reactions in Heterogeneous Catalysis.- Partial Oxidation of C2 to C4 Paraffins.- Selective Hydrogenation of Multiply-Unsaturated Hydrocarbon Compounds.- Catalytic Reforming.- The Application of Zeolites in Catalysis.- III Preparation, Functionality and Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts.- Catalyst Preparation.- Tools for High-Throughput Experimentation in the Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts.- Ordered Mesoporous Materials: Preparation and Application in Catalysis.- In-situ-Characterization of Practical Heterogeneous Catalysts.- IV Homogeneous Catalysis, Polymerization Catalysis and Biocatalysis.- Homogeneous Catalysis.- Polymerization Catalysis.- Biocatalysis.- V Catalytic Reaction Engineering.- Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions.- Catalyst Deactivation.- Divided Catalytic Processes.- Structured Catalysts and Micro-Structured Reactors.