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Nanotechnology in Catalysis: Applications in the Chemical Industry, Energy Development, and Environment Protection, 3 Volumes

Bert Sels (Editor), Marcel Van de Voorde (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-33914-3
1190 pages
September 2017
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Reflecting the R&D efforts in the field that have resulted in a plethora of novel applications over the past decade, this handbook gives a comprehensive overview of the tangible benefits of nanotechnology in catalysis. By bridging fundamental research and industrial development, it provides a unique perspective on this scientifically and economically important field.
While the first three parts are devoted to preparation and characterization of nanocatalysts, the final three provide in-depth insights into their applications in the fine chemicals industry, the energy industry, and for environmental protection, with expert authors reporting on real-life applications that are on the brink of commercialization.
Timely reading for catalytic chemists, materials scientists, chemists in industry, and process engineers.
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Table of Contents

Series Editor Preface VII

About the Series Editor IX

Foreword by Gerhard Ertl XXXI

Foreword by Pierre Jacobs XXXIII

Volume 1

Part One Preparation of Nanocatalysts and Their Potential in Catalysis 1

1 Liquid-Phase Synthesis of Nanocatalysts 3
Jean-Francois Hochepied

2 Supported Gold Nanoparticles Leading to Green Chemistry 21
Tamao Ishida and Masatake Haruta

3 Application of Nanocarbon Materials to Catalysis 37
José Luís Figueiredo

4 Nano-Oxide Mesoporous Catalysts in Heterogeneous Catalysis 57
Ioana Fechete and Jacques C. Vedrine

5 Solution Combustion Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Properties of Oxide Materials 91
Parthasarathi Bera and Singanahally T. Aruna

6 Nanostructured Porous Materials: Synthesis and Catalytic Applications 119
Ana Franco, Alina M. Balu, Antonio A. Romero, and Rafael Luque

7 Core Magnetic Composites for Catalytic Applications 145
Simona M. Coman and Vasile I. Parvulescu

8 Metal Nanoparticles Supported on Magnetically Separable Materials 179
Charlie Batarseh, Ester Weiss, and Raed Abu-Reziq

9 Tuning the Activity of Supported Nanoparticles Through Charge Transfer 209
Govini Thanthrige Kasun Kalhara Gunasooriya and Mark Saeys

10 Metal–Organic Framework-Mediated Synthesis in Catalysis 225
Lide Oar-Arteta, Tim Wezendonk, Xiaohui Sun, Freek Kapteijn, and Jorge Gascon

11 Sustainable Routes for Synthesis of Zeolite Catalysts 251
Xiangju Meng, Liang Wang, and Feng-Shou Xiao

12 Superior Porous Zeolite Catalysts 275
Danny Verboekend

13 Diffusion in Nanocatalysis 293
Jörg Kärger, Michael Goepel, and Roger Gläser

14 Atomic Layer Deposition for Catalysis 335
Ranjith K. Ramachandran, Christophe Detavernier, and Jolien Dendooven

15 Digital Fabrication in Catalytic Technology 359
Rob Ameloot

16 Nanocatalysis: A Key Role for Sustainable Energy Future 385
Gabriele Centi and Siglinda Perathoner

17 Nickel Nanocatalysts for Methane Steam Reforming 401
Wojciech Gac, Tadeusz Borowiecki, and Pawe³ Kowalik

18 Development and Performance of Iron Based Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping 421
Vladimir V. Galvita, Hilde Poelman, Esteban Fornero, Mark Saeys, and Guy. B. Marin

19 New Catalytic Initiatives and Challenges in Syngas Conversion 449
Roald Brosius, Patricia J. Kooyman, and Jack C.Q. Fletcher

20 Nonoxidative Dehydroaromatization of Methane 469
Nikolay Kosinov and Emiel J.M. Hensen

21 Oxidations with Nanocatalysis 483
Sarah E. Specht, Alessandro Chieregato, and Ive Hermans

22 Propane-selective Oxidation to Acrylic Acid 503
Jean-Luc Dubois, Gregory S. Patience, and Jean-Marc M. Millet

23 Catalysis in Lignocellulosic Biorefineries: The Case of Lignin Conversion 537
Wouter Schutyser, Tom Renders, Gil Van den Bossche, Sander Van den Bosch, Steven-Friso Koelewijn, Thijs Ennaert, and Bert F. Sels

24 Catalysis for Biorefineries: What Industry Needs? 585
Jean-Paul Lange

25 Transformation of Sugars Using Nanoporous Acidic Catalysts 601
Shunmugavel Saravanamurugan, Anders Riisager, and Esben Taarning

26 Rational Design of Nanostructured Carbon Materials: Contribution to Cellulose Processing 627
François Jérôme and Sabine Valange

27 Nanocatalysis in the Fast Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass 655
Eleni F. Iliopoulou, Polykarpos A. Lazaridis, and Kostas S. Triantafyllidis

28 Hydrothermal Carbonization and Its Role in Catalysis 715
Michael Renz

29 Tailored Porous Catalysts for Esterification Processes in Biofuels Production 753
Amin Osatiashtiani, Adam F. Lee, and Karen Wilson

Volume 3

Part Three Nanocatalysis for Environmat Protection and Innovations in Energy Research 803

30 Challenges and Role of Catalysis in CO2 Conversion to Chemicals and Fuels 805
Vitaly V. Ordomsky, Anne-Berend Dros, Renate Schwiedernoch, and Andrei Y. Khodakov

31 Water Splitting on Particulate Semiconducting Photocatalysts under Visible Light 851
Takashi Hisatomi, Tsuyoshi Takata, and Kazunari Domen

32 Visible Light Heterogeneous Nanophotocatalysts (From Catalyst Formulation to Air, Water, and Surface Cleaning Application) 873
Paolo Ciambelli, Vincenzo Vaiano, and Diana Sannino

33 Transferring Knowledge of Electrocatalysis to Photocatalysis: Photocatalytic Water Splitting 891
Kazuhiro Takanabe

34 Integrated Solar Hydrogen Devices: Cell Design and Nanostructured Components in Liquid and Vapor-Phase Water Splitting 907
Tom Bosserez, Jan Rongé, Lisa Geerts, Christos Trompoukis, and Johan A. Martens

35 Nanocatalysis in Solid Oxide Cells 939
Philippe Vernoux

36 Coproduction of Hydrogen and Chemicals by Electrochemical Reforming of Biomass-Derived Alcohols 961
Hamish Andrew Miller, Francesco Vizza, and Paolo Fornasiero

37 Probing Inter- and Intraparticle Heterogeneity at the Micro- and Nanoscale in Solid Catalysts Using Optical Techniques 981
Alexey Kubarev, Eva Plessers, and Maarten Roeffaers

38 Investigation of Catalytic Surfaces with Surface-Enhanced Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy 1003
Frédéric Blanc

39 State-of-the-Art X-Ray Spectroscopy in Catalysis 1029
Jeroen A. van Bokhoven and Carlo Lamberti

40 Theoretical Tool Box for a Better Catalytic Understanding 1055
Michel Waroquier, Kristof De Wispelaere, Julianna Hajek, Sven Rogge, Jeroen Van Der Mynsbrugge, and Veronique Van Speybroeck

Appendix A Chemical Kinetics 1091

Appendix B Free Energy and Partition Function in Statistical

Physics 1092

Acknowledgments 1094

References 1094

Index 1101

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Author Information

Bert F. Sels is currently head of a research group the Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at the KU Leuven, Belgium. He obtained his PhD in 2000 at KU Leuven in the field of oxidation chemistry with heterogeneous catalysis. He was awarded the DSM Chemistry Award in 2000, and in 2005 the Incentive Award by the Société Chimique Belge for his research achievements. In 2005 he was appointed assistant professor at KU Leuven, and full professor in 2012. He is co-chair of the Catalysis Commission of the International Zeolite Association (IZA) and co-founder of European Research Institute of Catalysis (ERIC).

Marcel Van de Voorde is special advisor at IMEC, Belgium. Currently, his knowledge and 40 years' experience in university education, research and management was honored with the gold medal of the Fondation du Mérite Européen. He studied industrial and chemical engineering and received his PhD in nuclear engineering from the Nancy-Université, France. He was co-founder and professor at the Hoger Instituut der Kempen, Geel, and the Technical Institute Don Bosco, Hoboken in Belgium. He further holds professorships at the Catholic University of Leuven, the Ghent University, the Delft University of Technology and is visiting professor at several recognized universities in Europe, US, Japan and China. He was active as advisor to various institutions such as the CERN, the European Commission and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research.
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