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Industrial Catalysis: Optimizing Catalysts and Processes, 2nd Edition

Industrial Catalysis: Optimizing Catalysts and Processes, 2nd Edition

Ruud I. Wijngaarden, K. Roel Westerterp, Alexander Kronberg, A. N. R. Bos

ISBN: 978-3-527-31837-7

May 2015

370 pages

Select type: Hardcover

$170.00

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Description

Today, industrial catalysis is is a multi-billion dollar business, since 90% of the production processes of chemicals require catalysts.
Designed to improve both skills and confidence in troubleshooting, this book covers the chemical point of view for engineers, and the engineering point of view for chemists. It introduces mathematical tools that can be used to calculate the effectiveness of catalyst pellets as a function of shape, size, pore size, type of kinetics and diffusion, as well as temperature and pressure conditions -- a method applicable to laboratory as well as large-scale operations.
From the contents:
* Kinetics
* Production and Physical Characteristics of Solid Catalysts
* Catalysis and External Transfer Processes
* Experimental Methods
* Simple Calculation Effectiveness Factor
* Complex Situations
* The Design of Catalyst Pellets
The practical value of this volume is enhanced by some 30 examples of optimizing catalysts.
Introduction
Kinetics
Production and Physical Characteristics of Solid Catalysts
Catalysis and External Transfer Processes
Experimental Methods
Simple Calculation Effectiveness Factor
Complex Situations
The Design of Catalyst Pellets
Examples
Appendices