Contemporary Catalysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444634740

Contemporary Catalysis

1st Edition

Fundamentals and Current Applications

Authors: Julian Ross
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444634740
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 460
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Heterogeneous Catalysis: Fundamentals and Current Applications deals with the fundamentals and modern practical applications of catalysis. Topics addressed in the first section include historical development and the importance of heterogeneous catalysis in the modern world, surfaces and adsorption, the catalyst (preparation and characterization), the reactor (integral and differential reactors, etc.), an introduction to spectroscopic and thermal characterization techniques, and more. The second section contains chapters on important industrial processes, potential processes and separate chapters on syngas production, Fischer Tropsch synthesis, petroleum refining, environmental protection and biomass conversion.

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of catalysis in a carefully organized text
  • Includes material on historical development and personalities involved
  • Presents concepts that are illustrated by practical examples
  • Provides a wide range of problems and solutions, case studies and supplementary, web based materials that are regularly updated


Chemists, Physical Chemists, Chemical Engineers; Graduate and Post graduate students in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

Table of Contents

1. Historical introduction and the current importance of heterogeneous catalysis
2. Catalyst preparation and characterisation
3. Kinetics and Mechanism
4. CO2 and energy
5. The production and uses of hydrogen


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About the Author

Julian Ross

Julian Ross

Julian Ross has been actively involved in research on surface chemistry and catalysis for more than 50 years. Although he has always worked in an academic environment (UK, The Netherlands and Ireland), he has always been closely associated with industrial ctalysis companies and has acted as consultant to many those active in the field. He is author of more than 200 publications as well as of a significant number of patents on catalysts and processes; his work has been highly cited, his h-index in early 2014 being 40. He has supervised more than 50 PhD theses and some 20 post-doctoral researchers working on topics such as natural gas conversion, selective oxidation, membrane catalysis, zirconia as a catalyst support, environmental catalysis and biomass conversion. He was founding editor of Catalysis Today (Elsevier) and acted as Senior Editor of this journal for more than 25 years; in that capacity, he was responsible for commissioning and supervising the production of specialised issues reporting research on most modern areas of catalysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, University of Limerick, Ireland


"The author’s motivation for writing a textbook on heterogeneous catalysis was to provide the experience of a recognized expert for the young generation of chemists in a form that they would best appreciate, by making full use of the tools offered by the internet for learning and for literature work: Wikipedia, e-journals, searching into the past and towards the presence, the rating of publications through citation indices, etc. A variety of student tasks requiring literature work on various topics is an integral part of the book, which makes its structure very open. An experienced teacher who might disagree with the author about details of emphasis can nevertheless use the book for a course with his or her own priorities. This is new and a real achievement. However, the book certainly reflects the authors teaching priorities, because it has to be useful also in the hands of less advanced tutors or of the students themselves." --Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5289

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