Advanced Functional Solid Catalysts for Biomass Valorization presents the basic concepts in catalysis, types of catalysis (homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzymatic) and the unique properties of various heterogeneous solid catalysts, including their structure, porosity, surface area, acid-base, and redox properties. Useful information about biomass production, types of biomass feedstocks available, their structures and properties as well as several chemical transformations needed for the efficient biomass upgrading to useful fuels and chemicals is provided in this book. Above all, this book covers the most recent developments towards functionalization of various solid catalysts, optimization of catalysts' properties, developing cascade catalytic strategies, exploring reaction kinetics/mechanisms, and evaluating catalysts' stability/reusability during biomass upgrading.
This book therefore covers the most significant recent advances in biomass valorization using functional solid catalysts. Current challenges and opportunities for the future biorefineries as well as for the rational design of advanced functional solid catalysts is critically discussed
- Describes Catalysis as a promising technology for the development of eco-friendly, viable strategies for several important energy and environmental applications
- Covers heterogeneous solid catalysts because of their versatile benefits in terms of catalysts' synthesis, production cost, stability, and reusability compared to homogeneous liquid catalysts
- Provides strategies for the design of new catalytic materials, such as carbon materials, metal-organic frameworks, zeolites, and mesoporous silicas
- Describes Functional Solid Catalysts for developing one-pot cascade processes for efficient biomass valorization and other vital chemical transformations
2. Production techniques of functional solid catalysts
3. Properties of functional solid catalysts and their characterization using various analytical techniques
4. Classification, characterization, and properties of edible and non-edible biomass feedstocks
5. Carbon-based catalysts for biomass valorization
6. Zeolite-related catalysts for biomass valorization
7. Mesoporous SiO2-related catalysts for biomass valorization
8. Metal-organic frameworks based catalysts for biomass valorization
9. Heterogeneous magnetic catalysts for biomass valorization
10. Challenges and future prospects in heterogeneous catalysis for biorefinery
Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Director of Chemistry & EVSc Labs in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA. His research is focused on the applications of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, Sustainability, Environmental Management, Analytical Chemistry and Various Industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as prolific author and editor of several scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas.
Putla Sudarsanam is Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium) and obtained his PhD degree in Chemistry (2015) from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (Hyderabad, India). His research mainly focuses on developing novel heterogeneous solid catalysts for biomass valorization, organic synthesis, and automotive exhaust gas purification. He has published about 46 peer-reviewed journal articles (H-index of 25 with more than 1490 citations) and contributed a chapter in Nanotechnology Commercialization Book (CRC Press, 2013). He has received several awards/fellowships, such as Young Scientist Award-2017 (67th Nobel Laureate Meeting, Germany), Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship-2016 (Belgium), Leibniz-DAAD Postdoc Fellowship-2016 (Germany), Best PhD Thesis Award-2015 (Catalysis Society of India), EuropaCat PhD Student Award-2013 (XIth European Congress on Catalysis, France) and Endeavour Research Fellowship-2013 (Australia).