The declared objective of this book is to provide an introductory review of the various theoretical and practical aspects of adsorption by powders and porous solids with particular reference to materials of technological importance. The primary aim is to meet the needs of students and non-specialists, who are new to surface science or who wish to use the advanced techniques now available for the determination of surface area, pore size and surface characterization. In addition, a critical account is given of recent work on the adsorptive properties of activated carbons, oxides, clays and zeolites.
- Provides a comprehensive treatment of adsorption at both the gas/solid interface and the liquid/solid interface
- Includes chapters dealing with experimental methodology and the interpretation of adsorption data obtained with porous oxides, carbons and zeolites
- Techniques capture the importance of heterogeneous catalysis, chemical engineering and the production of pigments, cements, agrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals
Advanced undergraduates, postgrads, researchers, and practitioners in physical chemistry, materials science, surface science, and chemical engineering.
Preface. List of Main Symbols. Introduction. Thermodynamics of Absorption at the Gas—Solid Interface. Methodology of Adsorption at the Gas—Solid Interface. Interpretation of Physisorption Isotherms at the Gas—Solid Interface. Adsorption at the Liquid—Solid Interface: Thermodynamics and Methodology. Assessment of Surface Area. Assessment of Mesoporosity. Assessment of Microporosity. Adsorption by Active Carbons. Adsorption by Metal Oxides. Adsorption by Clays, Pillared layer Structures and Zeolites. Properties of Some Novel Adsorbents. General Conclusions and Recommendations. Index.
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- 5th October 1998
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Jean Rouquerol is director of the Centre de Thermodynamique, and a leading authority on adsorption thermodynamics and the methodology of thermal analysis and adsorption calorimetry
Centre de Thermodynamique, Marseilles, France
Francoise Rouquerol leads a research team at the Centre de Thermodynamique et de Microcalorimetrie and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Marseille, France. She is also a senior professor at University of Provence.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseilles, France
Kenneth Sing is an emeritus professor of Brunel University and visiting professor at Bristol University, both in the UK. He is co-author of the well-known book Adsorption, Surface Area and Porosity.
Department of Chemistry, Brunel University, Uxbridge