Heterogeneous Catalysis and its Industrial Applications

Authors: Schmal, Martin

  • Provides rich illustrations of reaction mechanisms and experimental data to support the learning experience of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Illustrates the theory with numerous examples of catalysts and its industrial applications
  • Includes the description of experimental procedures to support laboratory classes
  • Explains special ex and in situ characterization techniques
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About this Textbook

This book aims to introduce the basic concepts involved in industrial catalytic processes. It is profusely illustrated with experimental results with the main objective of guiding how to select a suitable catalyst for specific processes. The book is divided in two parts. In the first part the basic concepts are addressed, regarding the existing theories, activity patterns and adsorption-desorption phenomena. In the second part the key experimental methods for the physicochemical characterization of catalysts are presented, as well as the currently used catalyst pre and post treatments. The last chapter describes some important in situ characterization techniques (e.g. XPS and TEM) and surface model patterns related to surface modifications occurring during the reaction. Thoroughly illustrated with microscopy images, spectroscopy data and schematics of reaction mechanisms, the book provides a powerful learning tool for students in undergraduate and graduate level courses on the field of catalysis. Exercises and resolved problems are provided, as well as experimental procedures to support laboratory classes. Furthermore, the content is presented in a carefully chosen sequence, reflecting the 30 year teaching experience of the author. The author, Professor Martin Schmal, sees the present book as a way of conveying basic knowledge needed for the development of more efficient catalysts (i.e. nanostructured materials) and novel industrial chemical processes in the fields of environmental chemistry, fine chemistry, hydrotreating of heavy oils, hydrogen production and biomass processing.

About the authors

Professor Dr. Martin Schmal received his Doctor of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and conducted postdoctoral research in the Catalysis Research Institute, Lyon, France, in 1981, and in the Karlsruhe University, Germany, in 1983. He is Full Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, since 1985. Professor Schmal is member of the Brazilian Academy of Science since 1999. In 2002 he received the Humboldt Research Award and in 2011 he received the Senior Research Award from the Iberoamerican Catalysis Society.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heterogeneous Catalysis and its Industrial Applications
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09250-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09250-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09249-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 373
Number of Illustrations and Tables
170 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Portuguese edition published by Synergia, Rio de Janeiro, 2011
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