Volume I contains a brief review of adsorption history and its development for practical purposes up until now. It also presents some important information on adsorbents and catalysts as well as on the methods of their characterization. The part of this volume dealing with practical industrial applications includes chapters presenting advanced technical tools for high capacity adsorption separation of liquid and gas mixtures, development of new adsorbents for removal of hazardous contaminants from combustion flue gases and wastewaters, degasification of coal seams and fabrication of inorganic membranes and their applications. A comprehensive review is also included on contemporary utility of self-assembled monolayers, adsorption proteins and their role in modern industry, adsorption methods in technology of optical fibre glasses, sol-gel technology, solid desiccant dehumidification systems, etc. The articles give both the scientific backgrounds of the phenomena discussed and emphasize their practical aspects.

The chapters give not only brief current knowledge about the studied problems, but are also a source of topical literature on the subject. A comprehensive bibliography on adsorption principles, design data and adsorbent materials for industrial applications for the period 1967-1997 concludes the book.

Table of Contents

Preface. Complete List of Authors. Fundamentals of Adsorption. Adsorption - its development and applications for practical purposes (A. Dąbrowski). Industrial carbon adsorbents (A. Świątkowski). Standardization of sorption measurements and reference materials for dispersed and porous solids (E. Robens, K.-F. Krebs, K. Meyer, K.K. Unger). Spectroscopic characterization of chemically modified oxide surfaces (J. Pesek, M. Matyska). Advances in characterisation of adsorbents by flow adsorption microcalorimetry (A.J. Groszek). Temperature programmed desorption, reduction, oxidation and flow chemisorption for the characterisation of heterogeneous catalysts. Theoretical aspects, instrumentation and applications (M. Fadoni, L. Lucarelli). Adsorption with soft adsorbents and adsorbates. Theory and practice (G.F. Cerofolini, L. Meda, T.J. Bandosz). Application in Industry. Advanced technical tools for the solution of high capacity adsorption separation (G. Horvath, M. Suzuki). The mutual transformation of hydrogen sulphide and carbonyl sulphide and its role for gas desulphurization processes with zeolitic molecular sieve sorbents (M. Bülow, W. Lutz, M. Suckow). Nitrogen separation from air by pressure swing adsorption (N.O. Lemcoff). Methodology of gas adsorption process design. Separation of propane/propylene and n/iso-paraffins mixtures (J.A.C. Silva, F. Avelino da Silva, A.E. Rodrigues). Fractionation of air by zeolites (S. Sircar, M.B. Rao, T.C. Golden). Production, characterization and applications of carbon molecular sieves from a high ash Greek lignite (P. Samaras, X. Dabou, G.P. Sakellaropoulos). Development of carbon-based adsorbents for removal of mercury emissions from coal combustion flue gas (M. Rostam-Abadi, H-C. Hsi, S. Chen, M.


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