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NMR Imaging in Chemical Engineering

Siegfried Stapf (Editor), Song-I Han (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-31234-4
646 pages
February 2006
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How to use nuclear magnetic resonance imaging in chemical engineering.
Written by the internationally recognized top experts from academia and industry, this first book dedicated to the topic provides an overview of existing methods and strategies to solve individual problems in chemical engineering. Written in a simple and lively manner and backed by various industrial examples, the book begins with a look at hardware and methods, continuing on to cover porous materials, fluids and flow of increasing complexity from different fields of Chemical Engineering, before finishing off with a review of reactors and reactions.
The result allows engineers, industrial and academic researchers and decision-makers to gain a detailed insight into the NMR toolbox, such that they can estimate the benefit of NMR imaging with regard to cost efficiency and scientific results.
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HARDWARE AND METHODS
NMR Hardware and methods development
Application fields of non-medical MRI
Compact MRI for chemical engineering
Drying of coatings with GARFIELD
The NMR MOUSE in industrial applications
Microcoil NMR for miniaturized reactors
Hardware and method development for NMR rheology
Broadening the application range of NMR and MRI by remote detection
Methods for quality control
Modelling, simulation and experiment on flow in percolation clusters

POROUS MATERIALS
Diffusion in zeolites
Fluid distribution and dynamics in filter media
Multiscale approach to catalyst design
MRI methods for concrete building materials
Gas adsorption in porous materials
NMR applications in petroleum reservoir studies
Pore size measurements using internal magnetic field in porous media

FLUIDS AND FLOW
Modeling Fluid Flow in Porous Media
Magnetic resonance imaging viscometer
Imaging complex fluids in complex geometries
Quantitative visualization of Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flows with MRI
Two phase flow of emulsions
Fluid flow and trans-membrane exchange in a hemodialyzer module
NMR for food quality control
NMR of granular matter

REACTORS AND REACTIONS
Magnetic resonance microscopy of biofilm and bioreactor transport
Two-phase flow in trickle bed reactors
In-situ monitoring of gas dynamics in combustion processes
In-situ monitoring of catalyzed reactions by NMR and MRI
In-situ reaction monitoring in fixed-bed reactors
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Siegfried Stapf received his PhD in Physics at the University of Ulm, Germany, in 1996. Following a postdoctoral stay at the University of Nottingham, UK, he currently holds a position as Hochschuldozent at the RWTH Aachen, Germany. His main research interests cover the fields of molecular dynamics and order of confined fluids and soft matter, as well as transport phenomena and structure/dynamics relations in complex media investigated with advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques.

Song-I Han received her Doctoral Degree in Natural Sciences (Dr.rer.nat) from Aachen University of Technology, Germany, in 2001. She was awarded with the first Raymond Andrew Prize of the Ampere Society for an outstanding PhD thesis in magnetic resonance imaging. She pursued her postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley under the sponsorship of the Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Han joined as an Assistant Professor the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004. Her research expertise lies in magnetic resonance flow imaging methodologies and her research objectives are technique developments for orders of magnitude faster and more sensitive NMR spectroscopy and imaging.
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"...comes to address a large audience from undergraduate to postgraduate students and faculty members, and also industrial researchers and decision makers who will not only gain a good understanding of the NMR theory and its diverse applications, but also will be able to address their particular problems via NMR."
Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
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