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Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis

Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis

Gerhard Ertl (Editor), Helmut Knözinger (Editor), Jens Weitkamp (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61947-4

Apr 2008

2541 pages

Select type: O-Book


The first comprehensive survey of the principles and applications of heterogeneous catalysis!

Starting with the invention of Döbereiner's tinder box and reaching importance with Haber's development of ammonia synthesis, heterogeneous catalysis has become a multi-billion dollar business. Simultaneously, literature on heterogeneous catalysis has become increasingly widespread and difficult to follow.

This handbook collects the available knowledge on heterogeneous catalysis and provides the reader with easy-to-find yet comprehensive information. With contributions from more than 200 leading experts from all over the world it covers all aspects of the subject, from physico-chemical foundations to large-scale industrial applications.

With its highly topical contributions, the straightforward presentation of the material and its comprehensive coverage, this handbook sets new standards. Saving you the time for laborious searches for information, it is an indispensable tool for every scientist working in heterogeneous catalysis.
Preparation of Solid Catalysts.

Characterization of Solid Catalysts.

Model Systems.

Elementary Steps and Mechanisms.

Kinetics and Transport Processes.

Deactivation and Regeneration.

Special Catalytic Systems.

Laboratory Reactors.

Reaction Engineering.

Environmental Catalysis.

Inorganic Reactions.

Energy-Related Catalysis.

Organic Reactions.

Although an ambitious undertaking more than 200 authors and requiring several years... the result is remarkably successful and coherent. In most cases, the editors have obtained some of the most knowledgeable and active scientists in each area to author or coauthor a review of that subject... In summary, the 2500 pages... provide a tremendeous amount of information... I consider this series to be a resource that will be invaluable to those in academia as well as to scientists in industrial and government laboratories and perhaps indispensable to researchers working in small industrial laboratories that have limited library facilities. The price... is steep; however, when viewed relative to the annual subscription costs of a typical scientific journal, it is much more reasionable, particularly when the contents of this handbook will be valuable to scientists and students for years to come.
(Angewandte Chemie)