Metal Oxides in Heterogeneous Catalysis

Metal Oxides in Heterogeneous Catalysis

1st Edition - January 11, 2018

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  • Author: Jacques C. Vedrine
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128116319
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128116326

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 618
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: January 11, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128116319
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128116326

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

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