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.
- 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
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1. Introduction 2. Surfaces and Adsorption 3. What is a Catalyst? 4. The Catalytic Reactor 5. Kinetics of Catalytic Reactions 6. Mechanisms of Catalytic Reactions 7. Transport Processes within the Catalyst Particle 8. Important Industrial Processes
Julian Ross Julian Ross is a Physical Chemist with wide experience in the field of heterogeneous catalysis applied particularly to the conversion of hydrocarbons and to environmental protection. He is the author of more than 200 publications and has an h-index (Thomson Reuters) of 46 (Scopus 49, Google Scholar 57). He was the founding editor of Catalyis Today and acted as Senior Editor of that jornal for almost 30 years. He has published two books on heterogeneous catalysis: "Heterogeneous Catalysis - Fundamentals and Applications (Elsevier, 2012) and a revised and much expanded version: "Contemporary Catalysis: Fundamentals and Current Applications (Elsevier, November 2018). He holds two Honorary Visiting Professorships in China where he has lectured frequently.
He has had wide experience assessing projects associated with energy and the environment, for example for EU programmes. He was a member of the Council of Scientists of INTAS (funding projects in the former Soviet Union) and was its Chairman for three years until its disbandonment in 2006. He also served two terms on a European Research Council panel assessing proposals in engineering topics and was Vice-Chair of that panel for the second of these terms.
He was a founding member of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineeting and Technology (IRCSET) and served two terms of 5 years each as a member. (IRCSET has since been subsumed in SFI.) He was elected as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2001, was a member of the RIA Council from 2003-2008, Vice President for two successive terms from 2004to 2006 and Treasurer from 2006 to 2008.