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Heterogeneous Catalysis Experimental and Theoretical Studies,9781118546901
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Heterogeneous Catalysis Experimental and Theoretical Studies

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Four decades of landmark discoveries in heterogeneous catalysis

Presenting an historical record of four decades of landmark research, this book draws together an important collection of heterogeneous catalysis papers published by Professor Eli Ruckenstein and his colleagues. One of the most prolific leaders in the field of heterogeneous catalysis today, Dr. Ruckenstein has pioneered methods in catalysis, surface chemistry, and materials science that are now used to develop new chemicals, energy sources, and materials.

Heterogeneous Catalysis offers new insights into the underlying mechanisms and chemistry of heterogeneous catalysis. Moreover, the book will help readers develop new applications for both basic research and industry. Coverage includes:

  • Catalysts in various reactions including methane CO2 reforming, methane partial oxidation, and catalytic combustion
  • Applications of materials such as zeolites, mesoporous V-Mg-O oxides, polymers, and polymer coated SiO2 as catalysts or catalyst supports
  • Theoretical and experimental investigations of metal sintering in model metal catalysts during heating in different atmospheres
  • Theoretical approaches relevant to heterogeneous catalysis

Section introductions tie the chemistry discussed in the assembled papers to today's research and development, enabling readers to gain a deep appreciation of the history of heterogeneous chemistry as well as the current state of the science and technology. Moreover, readers will gain new perspectives on solving current challenges in the field, enabling them to use Dr. Ruckenstein's methods to develop new chemicals and materials.

Heterogeneous Catalysis is recommended for both students and professionals in catalysis science and materials science. All readers will benefit from the experience and wisdom of Eli Ruckenstein, one of the most esteemed scientists in the world today.

Author Biography

ELI RUCKENSTEIN, PhD, is Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has published more than 800 scientific papers and received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science and the National Academy of Engineering's Founders Award. His research has greatly contributed to our understanding of transport phenomena, thermodynamics of complex solutions, nucleation, catalysis, nanosystems, and surface phenomena.

HAIYOU WANG, PhD, is Principal Scientist at Honeywell Specialty Materials. Dr. Wang has been active in heterogeneous catalysis research for more than two decades. He has authored and coauthored more than fifty papers and holds more than twenty issued U.S. patents.

Table of Contents

1 Catalytic conversion of methane to synthesis gas by CO2 reforming 1

2 Catalytic conversion of methane to synthesis gas by partial oxidation 79

3 Catalytic combustion of clean as well as nitrogen bound fuels over transitional metal oxides 139

4 Zeolites and their applications as catalysts and/or catalyst supports 223

5 Synthesis of mesoporous V-Mg-O oxides and their applications as catalysts 365

6 Synthesis of polymer supported catalysts and polymer-coated silica supports and their applications in catalysis 404

7 Metal sintering during heating in various atmospheres 473

8 Heterogeneous catalysis – a theoretical approach 667

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