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Novel Concepts in Catalysis and Chemical Reactors: Improving the Efficiency for the Future

Novel Concepts in Catalysis and Chemical Reactors: Improving the Efficiency for the Future

Andrzej Cybulski (Editor), Jacob A. Moulijn (Editor), Andrzej Stankiewicz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-64153-6

Aug 2011

398 pages

$175.99

Description

The chemical process industry faces a tremendous challenge of supplying a growing and ever more demanding global population with the products we need. The average efficiency at which resources are converted into the final products is however still dramatically low. The most obvious solution is to carry out chemical conversions at much higher yields and selectivity and this is where active and selective catalysts and efficient chemical reactors play a crucial role. Written by an international team of highly experienced editors and authors from academia and industry, this ready reference focuses on how to enhance the efficiency of catalysts and reactors. It treats key topics such as molecular modeling, zeolites, MOFs, catalysis at room temperature, biocatalysis, catalysis for sustainability, structured reactors including membrane and microchannel reactors, switching from batch to continuous reactors, application of alternative energies and process intensification. By including recent achievements and trends, the book provides an up-to-date insight into the most important developments in the field of industrial catalysis and chemical reactor engineering. In addition, several ways of improving efficiency, selectivity, activity and improved methods for scale-up, modeling and design are presented in a compact manner.
Engineering Hierarchically Architectured Zeolites by Demetallation
Au Allows Catalysis at Room Temperature
The Fascinating Structure and the Potential of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
Enzymatic Catalysis Today and Tomorrow
The Wonderful World of Fenton Chemistry in Solid Catalyst Synthesis
Challenges in Catalysis for Sustainability
Catalytic Processing of Biomass into Chemicals
Structured Reactors, a Wealth of Opportunities
Zeolite Membranes in Catalysis: What is New and How Bright is the Future
Microstructures on Macroscale: Microchannel Reactors for Medium- and Large-Size Processes
Intensification of Heat Transfer in Chemical Reactors: Heat Exchanger Reactors
Reactors Using Alternative Energy Forms for Green Synthetic Routes, New Functional Products and Nanotechnology
Switching from Batch to Continuous Processing for Fine and Intermediate Scale Chemicals Manufacture
Progress in Methods for Identification of Micro- and Macroscale Physical Phenomena in Chemical Reactors: Improvements in Scale-Up of Chemical Reactors
"In summary, this is an excellent book and one I recommend to anyone with an interest in the future of the chemical process industry and indeed of humanity". (Chemistry & Industry, 20 December 2010)