The Basis and Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis

Paperback | February 1, 1998

byMichael Bowker

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Catalysis is one of the most important technologies in our modern world. We depend on it to produce materials, such as plastics, from oil; we depend on it to produce fuel to power our cars; we depend on it to remove the pollutants emitted from the engines of those cars; we even depend on itfor the functioning and growth of our own bodies. It is therefore very important that we ask ourselves the question, 'what is catalysis?' and this book does exactly that, concentrating on the most important type of catalysis for industry, namely heterogeneous catalysis. The book is split into 3sections, dealing with the fundamentals of adsorption and reaction at surfaces, the nature of heterogeneous catalysts and their synthesis, and the applications of this technology in the modern world. This book will be useful for teachers, undergraduates, and as an introductory book for graduatesspecialising in catalysis and surface science.

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Catalysis is one of the most important technologies in our modern world. We depend on it to produce materials, such as plastics, from oil; we depend on it to produce fuel to power our cars; we depend on it to remove the pollutants emitted from the engines of those cars; we even depend on itfor the functioning and growth of our own bodi...

Michael Bowker is at University of Reading.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198559585

ISBN - 13:9780198559580

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Table of Contents

I Fundamentals: what is catalysis?1. The reactive interface2. The effect of surface structure on reactivity3. Changing the reactivity of catalytic surfacesII Practicalities: what is a catalyst?4. Catalytic materials and their preparation5. Catalytic activity and selectivity6. Measurement of catalyst propertiesIII Applications7. Raw materials and their conversion8. Catalysis for environmental protection9. Catalysis in everyday life10. Catalysis for the future