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

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

Published Online: 19 JUL 2010

Print ISBN: 9783527324699

Online ISBN: 9783527630882

DOI: 10.1002/9783527630882

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 5

      Enzymatic Catalysis Today and Tomorrow (pages 95–120)

      Piotr Kiełbasiński, Ryszard Ostaszewski and Wiktor Szymański

    3. Chapter 7

      Challenges in Catalysis for Sustainability (pages 143–162)

      Riitta L. Keiski, Tanja Kolli, Mika Huuhtanen, Satu Ojala and Eva Pongrácz

    4. Chapter 8

      Catalytic Engineering in the Processing of Biomass into Chemicals (pages 163–188)

      Tapio Salmi, Dmitry Murzin, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Johan Wärnå, Kari Eränen, Narendra Kumar and Jyri-Pekka Mikkola

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