Introduction to Heterogeneous Catalysis

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Catalysis literature can be difficult to read if there is not a sufficient understanding of the underlying connections between the chemical, materials and engineering aspects of catalysis. As a result, many students lack the depth of knowledge to easily read about the topic.Introduction to Heterogeneous Catalysis solves this issue by presenting not only the basic concepts of catalysis but also, right from the beginning, integrating the chemical, materials and engineering aspects of catalysis in examples taken directly from industry.Aimed at master's and PhD students with a limited chemistry background, this book provides a thorough introduction to the principles behind catalysis that will enable readers to understand the underlying concepts of the topic and also catalysis literature.

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Roel Prins obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam, then worked at the Shell laboratories in Amsterdam and Emeryville, USA (1967-1977), was professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (1977-1987), with a sabbatical year (1986/87) in Berkeley, USA, in the group of Professor Gabor Somorjai, and was professor of Catalysis at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland (1987-2006).

He is foreign member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Catalysis and president of the Federation of European Catalysis Societies. He was Schuit lecturer at the University of Delaware, USA (1994) and Ipatieff lecturer at Northwestern University, USA (1999), and guest professor at the Technical University in Delft (1994) and the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris (2001). In 2009 he received the Distinguished Research Award of the Division of Petroleum Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. He was guest professor at the Dalian University of Technology, China, and is guest professor at the China University of Petroleum in Qingdao and associate editor of the Chinese Journal of Catalysis.

Anjie Wang (1965) obtained his PhD in chemical engineering in 1991 at Dalian University of Technology (DUT) and then joined the faculty of DUT. He was associate professor in catalysis from 1995 to 2002, and is currently professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at DUT. He spent a sabbatical year (1998/1999) with Professor Toshiaki Kabe at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, and worked with Professor Roel Prins as a guest professor (2005/2006) at the Federal University of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He worked with Professor Chunshan Song at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, as a visiting professor in 2007, and with Professors Johannes Lercher and Donald M. Camaioni at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, in 2012. He is a committee member of the Chinese Catalysis Society, and director of the Liaoning Key Laboratory of Petrochemical Engineering and Equipment, and director of the Center for Microchannel Reaction Process R&D at DUT. His research interests include hydrotreating catalysis, oxidative desulfurization, synthesis of novel porous materials, selective hydrogenation, plasma catalysis and microchannel reactors.

Xiang Li (1973) obtained his PhD in industrial catalysis in 2004 at the Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China. From 2004 till 2006 he was a lecturer at DUT, and spent one year (2005/06) with Professor Roel Prins at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (ETH Zurich). Since 2006 he is associate professor of Industrial Catalysis at DUT, China, where his research concentrates on hydrodesulfurization and hydrodenitrogenation, oxidative desulfurization, and the synthesis of mesoporous and micro-mesoporous materials as well as their applications in catalysis.


"With its straightforward presentation, this book is indispensable for everybody who applies and researches heterogeneous catalysis." -- Yong Lu, East China Normal University, Shanghai

"The book is a very effective tool for beginners and will be a valuable guide to cross the fascinating world of heterogeneous catalysis." -- Dr Giuseppe Bellussi, Senior Vice President ET-DR&D, Eni S.p.A

"The book is very nicely illustrated with diagrams and figures, many that are unique in their presentation, and the text is punctuated by photographs of famous historical figures. There are also problems at the back of each chapter which are useful, and in many cases, thought provoking. This is a must-have book in the personal library of people interested in catalysis." -- Professor S Ted Oyama, University of Tokyo & Virginia Tech

"Heterogeneous catalysis is highly related to the industrial production of fuels, petrochemicals, agrochemicals, and fine chemicals. This book highlights the fundamental aspects and basic concepts of heterogeneous catalysis with many examples of industrial applications, providing a complete introduction to the principles behind catalysis. This book is well designed to provide supplementary knowledge for both the students in chemical engineering, who have often only a limited knowledge of chemistry, and those in chemistry and physics, who have not studied systematically the engineering-oriented courses. The representative types of catalysis and industrial examples are carefully selected to enable the readers to grasp the essence of heterogeneous catalysis and the importance of related engineering." -- Distinguished Professor Feng-Shou Xiao, Zhejiang Univeristy, China

"I would definitely recommend this book to students who have newly been introduced to the heterogeneous catalyst applications in industry. It also serves as an academic resource for experienced scientists and engineers to have a better understanding of the current trend in heterogeneous catalysis. This will help the professionals to think out of the box and think ahead." -- Hong Nie, Vice President, Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC

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