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Industrial Catalysis: A Practical Approach, 2nd Edition

Industrial Catalysis: A Practical Approach, 2nd Edition

Jens Hagen

ISBN: 978-3-527-60768-6

Apr 2006

525 pages


Despite the fact that more than 90% of production processes in industry are catalyzed, most chemists and engineers are restricted to trial and error when searching for the proper catalyst. This book is the first emphasizing industrial aspects of catalysis and also particularly well suited to studying on one's own. It is dedicated to both, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis and in this second, edition biocatalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis and asymmetric catalysis are also included; topics like zeolites, metals and olefin catalysis are now discussed in more detail. The book aids practically oriented readers in becoming familiar with the processes of catalyst development and testing and therefore deals with aspects of test planning, optimization and reactor modeling and simulation with the easy-to-learn PC program POLYMATH. Well over 100 exercises help to test and consolidate the gained knowledge.
Homogeneous Catalysis with Transition Metal Catalysts
Homogeneously Catalyzed Technical Processes
Heterogeneous Catalysis: Fundamentals
Forms and Production of Heterogeneous Catalysts
Form Selective Catalysis: Zeolites
Planning, Development, and Testing of Catalysts
Heterogeneously Catalyzed Technical Processes
Assymetric Catalysis
Two Phase Catalysis and Phase Transfer Catalysis
Green Chemistry and Catalysis
High Throughput Experimentation in Catalysis
Modelling and Simulation in Catalysis
Kinetic Modelling
Reactors for Catalyzed Processes
Calculation of a Catalytic Reactor
Economic Significance of Catalysts
Further Developments
"... well-written and are a valuable guide for process chemists into how heterogeneous catalysis is carried out in industry on large scale. ... The book is only recommended to those who wish to gain an appreciation of heterogeneous catalysis and its application in the bulk chemical industry." Organic Process Research & Development