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Metal Oxides in Heterogeneous Catalysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128116319, 9780128116326

Metal Oxides in Heterogeneous Catalysis

1st Edition

Series Editor: Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Author: Jacques C. Vedrine
Paperback ISBN: 9780128116319
eBook ISBN: 9780128116326
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 11th January 2018
Page Count: 618
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Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis
Jacques C. Védrine
2. Synthesis of metal oxides catalysts
Xavier Carrier, Sébastien Royer and Eric Marceau
3. Nanoporous oxides catalysts - a new dimension for sustainably energy and environmental applications
Ioana Fechete and Jacques C. Védrine
4. Catalysts and catalysis for acid-base reactions
Hideshi Hattori and Yoshio Ono
5. Gas phase heterogeneous partial oxidation reactions
José M. Lopez Nieto and B. Solsona
6. Transition metal oxides for combustion and depollution processes
Nicolas Bion, F. Can, Xavier Courtois and D. Duprez,
7. Photo-catalysis
Xu Zong and Can Li
8. Main industrial processes and future trends in heterogeneous catalysis
Jean-Luc Dubois, J. Brazdil and Thomas F. Degnan Jr.
9. Concluding remarks and challenges of heterogeneous catalysis on metal oxides
Jacques C. Védrine


Metal Oxides in Heterogeneous Catalysis is an overview of the past, present and future of heterogeneous catalysis using metal oxides catalysts. The book presents the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of metal oxide-based heterogeneous catalysis.

Metal Oxides in Heterogeneous Catalysis deals with fundamental information on heterogeneous catalysis, including reaction mechanisms and kinetics approaches.There is also a focus on the classification of metal oxides used as catalysts, preparation methods and touches on zeolites, mesoporous materials and Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in catalysis. It will touch on acid or base-type reactions, selective (partial) and total oxidation reactions, and enzymatic type reactions

The book also touches heavily on the biomass applications of metal oxide catalysts and environmentally related/depollution reactions such as COVs elimination, DeNOx, and DeSOx. Finally, the book also deals with future trends and prospects in metal oxide-based heterogeneous catalysis.

Key Features

  • Presents case studies in each chapter that provide a focus on the industrial applications
  • Includes fundamentals, key theories and practical applications of metal oxide-based heterogeneous catalysis in one comprehensive resource
  • Edited, and contributed, by leading experts who provide perspectives on synthesis, characterization and applications


Materials Science researchers and chemical engineers working in both academic and industrial laboratories studying metal oxide catalysts


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About the Series Editor

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree in Physics and Mathematics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. Long time he was a leader of scientific Gas Sensor Group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova, supported from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. From 2007 to 2008, he was an invited scientist in Korean Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea. Then, until the end of 2017 Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently Dr. G. Korotcenkov is the research professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the Moldova State University, Chisinau, the Rep. of Moldova. Specialists from Former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the field of study of Schottky barriers, MOS structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the base of III-Vs compounds very well. His current research interests include material sciences focused on metal oxides, surface science, and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. Dr. G. Korotcenkov is either the author or editor of 39 books, published by Momentum Press, CRC Press, Springer (USA) and Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China). He is the author and coauthor of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 review papers, 38 book chapters, and more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-factor = 42 [Scopus] and h-factor = 51 [Google Scholar citation]). Besides, Dr. G. Korotcenkov is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 250 reports at national and international conferences, including 17 invited talks. Dr. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of more than 10 international scientific conferences. Research activities of Dr. G. Korotcenkov are honored by the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2019), an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004); Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003); and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

About the Author

Jacques C. Vedrine

Jacques C. Védrine has worked in the field of catalysis since the 1970s. Among his many accomplishments, he was awarded the Grand Pierre SUE Prize in 2001 and elected president of the Catalysis Division of the French Society of Chemistry (Societe Chimique de France) 1994-1997. He has had many leadership roles including serving as an elected member of the French national committee of scientific research (1996-2001), as a member of the EUROCAT group in the 90s and elected as president of the “European Federation of Catalysis Society” (EFCATS, 1997-1999).

He was editor for Europe, Africa and Middle East for Applied Catalysis A: General from Elsevier 1981-2014. He has authored more than 400 publications in international journals and 7 books; 250 conferences or communications, including 30 plenary lectures and 50 invited lectures.

His scientific interests cover: Heterogeneous Catalysis (selective oxidation on mixed oxides and polyoxometallates and acid catalysis on zeolites, sulfated oxides, etc), combinatorial catalysis and physical techniques of catalyst characterization.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory of Surface Reactivity, Sorbonne Universités, Université P. & M. Curie, France