Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts

Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 11-15, 2010

Edited by

  • E. Gaigneaux*, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • M Devillers, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • S. Hermans, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • P.A. Jacobs, Katholieke Universiteit, Heverlee, (Leuven), Belguim
  • J. Martens, Katholieke Universiteit, Heverlee, Belgium
  • P. Ruiz, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

These meetings, held every four years, bring together researchers from academia and industry and offer a forum for discussions on the chemistry involved in the preparation of industrial heterogeneous catalysts. Contributions focus on the aspects of catalyst preparation. Reports on physico-chemical characteristics of catalysts and catalytic performances are limited to correlations with the preparation parameters.
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Scientists active in the field of heterogeneous catalysis


Book information

  • Published: June 2010
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53601-3


"[The] book successfully delivers a high quality compilationā€¦. In summary, the book is useful as a survey of recent activities and research directions and is recommended to experts in the field."--Catalysis Letters

Table of Contents

Innovative approaches in catalyst preparation for specific performances and purposes
catalysts for fuel cells
catalysts for artificial photosynthesis
catalysts for environmental application and energy production
catalysts for biomass (constituents) conversion
catalysts for nanotube synthesis
multifunctional catalyts for petro- and fine chemistry
catalysts with metal organic frameworks
hybrid (bio + inorganic + organic) catalysts
Advanced preparation of supports and supported catalysts
hierarchical porous supports
heterogenized soluble catalysts
supported nanoparticles and organometallic catalysts
nanotubes/fibers as catalysts (or supports)
immobilisation of biocatalysts
Key concepts in catalyst preparation
scaling-up of catalyst preparation and shaping
innovation in unit operations for catalyst preparation
in situ spectroscopies in relation with catalyst preparation
structured and membrane catalysts