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Catalysis in Coal Conversion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121999353, 9780323157629

Catalysis in Coal Conversion

1st Edition

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Author: James Cusumano
eBook ISBN: 9780323157629
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1978
Page Count: 286
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Catalysis in Coal Conversion tells of the advances in catalysis and related fields in order to suggest decisive contributions towards finding solutions for the catalytic problems of coal conversion. The book also details the preparation, mode of action, and behavior of various catalysts.
The book is divided into three major parts, the first of which discusses the advances of catalysis during the last two decades including the bimetallic catalysts. Other areas of interest covered in the first part include characterization and preparation of catalysts; poisoning and regeneration; and reaction mechanisms. Part II summarizes the developments of related disciplines such as reactor engineering, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, materials science, and surface science. The last part serves as a review of the nature of the different coal liquefaction processes and their products.
This book is of value to chemists and chemical engineers involved in coal conversion or fuel processing researches. Chemistry teachers and students can also use this book for examples of practical applications in industrial catalysis.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introduction

Part I Survey of Advances in Catalysis

Chapter 2 Multimetallic Catalysts

2.1 General Nature of Multimetallic Catalysts

2.2 Physical and Chemical Properties

2.3 Catalytic Properties

2.4 Applications to the Conversion of Coal

2.5 Summary


Chapter 3 Effects of Catalyst-Support Interaction, Particle Size, and Surface Morphology

3.1 Catalyst Stabilization

3.2 Effects of Surface Structure and Particle Size

3.3 Practical Implications


Chapter 4 Characterization

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Surface Area and Particle Size

4.3 Surface Area by Chemisorption

4.4 Surface Acidity

4.5 Impact of Characterization in Catalysis


Chapter 5 Catalyst Preparation

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Metallic Catalysts

5.3 Nonmetallic Catalysts

5.4 Practical Implications


Chapter 6 Poisoning and Regeneration

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Sulfur

6.3 Carbon

6.4 Other Poisons

6.5 Concluding Remarks


Chapter 7 Mechanism and Surface Chemistry

7.1 CO/H2 Synthesis

7.2 Water-Gas Shift Reaction

7.3 Hydrodenitrogenation

7.4 Hydrodesulfurization

7.5 Cracking of Poly nuclear Aromatics

7.6 Carbon and Coal Gasification


Part II Advances in Supporting Disciplines

Chapter 8 Reactor Engineering and Catalyst Testing

8.1 Introduction

8.2 General Review of Test Reactors

8.3 Selected Reactor Systems

8.4 Concluding Remarks


Chapter 9 Inorganic Chemistry

9.1 Oxides

9.2 Zeolites

9.3 Sulfides

9.4 Carbides and Nitrides

9.5 Borides, Suicides, and Phosphides

9.6 Organometallie Compounds

9.7 Molten Salts

9.8 Implications for Coal Conversion


Chapter 10 Materials Science

10.1 Monolithic Supports

10.2 Intermetallic Compounds

10.3 Novel Inorganic Polymers

10.4 Sintering


Chapter 11 Surface Science

11.1 Concepts Relevant to Catalysis

11.2 Physical Techniques

11.3 Summary and Conclusions


Part III Specific Coal Conversion Processes

Chapter 12 Petroleum Products and Refining

12.1 Fuel Products

12.2 Petroleum Refining


Chapter 13 Upgrading of Liquid Products from the Coalcon Process

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Process Description

13.3 Nature of the Products

13.4 Upgrading of the Coalcon Liquids

13.5 Applications of Recent Research Developments

13.6 Conclusions


Chapter 14 Refining of Coal Liquids from the COED, H-Coal, and Synthoil Processes to High-Octane Gasoline, Jet Fuel, and Diesel Fuel

14.1 COED Liquids

14.2 H-Coal Liquids

14.3 Synthoil Liquids

14.4 Impacting Areas and Recent Developments

14.5 Conclusions


Chapter 15 Conversion of Solvent Refined Coal to Low Sulfur, Low Nitrogen Boiler Fuel

15.1 Catalyst Constraints and Process Requirements for SRC Upgrading

15.2 Important Research Developments

15.3 Supporting Research

15.4 Summary and Conclusions


Chapter 16 Catalytic Hydrocracking of Coal or Lignite to Low Sulfur, Low Nitrogen Liquid Boiler Fuels

16.1 Summary of Major Constraints and Objectives

16.2 Impacting Areas of Research Developments

16.3 Conclusions


Chapter 17 Water-Gas Shift and Methanation Catalysis in the Synthesis of Substitute Natural Gas

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Major Catalyst Problems and Objectives

17.3 Impacting Areas and Research Developments

17.4 Conclusions


Chapter 18 Catalytic Gasification of Coal or Lignite to Synthesis Gas and Substitute Natural Gas

18.1 Thermodynamic and Catalytic Constraints

18.2 Important Research Objectives

18.3 Conclusions


Chapter 19 Synthesis of Fuels and of Selected Feedstocks from Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen

19.1 Introduction

19.2 Major Problems and Catalyst Development Objectives

19.3 Research and Development Areas

19.4 Conclusions




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