New and Future Developments in Catalysis

1st Edition

Batteries, Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cells

Editors: Steven Suib
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444538802
eBook ISBN: 9780444538819
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th July 2013
Page Count: 550
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New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a package of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes.

Batteries and fuel cells are considered to be environmentally friendly devices for storage and production of electricity, and they are gaining considerable attention. The preparation of the feed for fuel cells (fuel) as well as the catalysts and the various conversion processes taking place in these devices are covered in this volume, together with the catalytic processes for hydrogen generation and storage. An economic analysis of the various processes is also part of this volume and enables an informed choice of the most suitable process.

Key Features

  • Offers in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines future challenges and research areas
  • A clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions, enabling the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case
  • Outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes


Chemists, chemical engineers, and biochemical engineers working in academic and government research; academics, research students, post graduate and graduate students in these areas of study; materials scientists, environmental engineers, biochemists, petroleum engineers, post graduate and research students in these areas

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Catalytic Batteries

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Metal-Air Batteries

1.3 Environmental Conditions for Catalysts

1.4 Safety Concerns for Metal-Air Battery Experimentation

1.5 Future of Catalysts in Metal-Air Batteries


Chapter 2. A Novel Enzymatic Technology for Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide from Biogas


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Experimental

2.3 Results and Discussion

2.4 Conclusions


Chapter 3. Electrocatalysts for the Electrooxidation of Ethanol

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Electrooxidation of Ethanol on Polycrystalline Pt, Pt (hkl) Electrodes and Pt/C Electrodes. Identification and Oxidation of Ethanol Adsorbate(s)

3.3 Reaction Pathways and Mechanism of the Electrooxidation of Ethanol

3.4 Designing of Supported Electrocatalysts for the Electrooxidation of Ethanol

3.5 Fuel Cell Studies

3.6 Summary

Acronyms And Symbols


Chapter 4. Catalytic Processes Using Fuel Cells, Catalytic Batteries, and Hydrogen Storage Materials


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Catalytic Processes in Fuel Cells

4.3 Catalytic Processes in Batteries

4.4 Catalytic Processes in Hydrogen Storage Materials

4.5 Summary


Chapter 5. Hydrogen Storage Materials


5.1 Introduction

5.2 Essential Properties of Hydrogen in Metals

5.3 Hydride

5.4 Hydrogen Storage Materials

5.5 Porous Carbon Materials

5.6 Conclusion


Chapter 6. Nanostructured Adsorbents for Hydrogen Storage

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Carbon Adsorbents

6.3 MOFs, COFs, and ZIFs Sorbents

6.4 Zeolites

6.5 Silicas

6.6 Summary


Chapter 7. Transition Met


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About the Editor

Steven Suib

Steve Suib is one of the leading figures in solid-state catalysis and renewable systems in the US. His 450 publications, 40 patents, and authorship on multiple books on the topic of catalysis is proof of this, as is his distinguished Professor status. He is also editor for Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, which puts him in a perfect position to keep abreast with current developments in the area. He has been a prominent and prolific catalysis researcher for many years encompassing all aspects of the fields from synthesis, characterization, catalysis, to applications. He easily works in both basic fundamental academic research as well as applied industrial research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, USA His expertise is in the field of solid state inorganic chemistry including studies of zeolites and microporous materials; physical chemistry; environmental chemistry including green syntheses, heterogeneous catalysis; plasma chemistry and catalysis; semiconductors; inorganic photochemistry; photocatalysis; batteries; ceramics. Preparation and characterization of these systems using structural, crystallographic, surface, electrochemical, luminescence, microscopic and EPR techniques.


"... part of a group of seven on the latest ideas and developments on the subject of alternative and renewable energy sources…Both homogenous and heterogenic catalysts and catalytic processes are discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach in this series..." --Biz India

"This book is part of a group of seven on the latest ideas and developments on the subject of alternative and renewable energy sources, and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feed stocks into biofuels and biochemical… Both homogenous and heterogenic catalysts and catalytic processes are discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach in this series." --Biz India Online News, April 2014

"Chemists and physicists review current research and future possibilities regarding improved energy storage using the three modalities. The topics include a novel enzymatic technology for removing hydrogen sulfide from biogas, transition metal nanoparticles as catalysts in generating hydrogen from boron-base hydrogen storage materials, catalysis in fuel cells and hydrogen production, new trends in direct ethanol fuel cells, and catalytic materials and processes in secondary lithium-ion batteries." --Reference & Research Book News, December 2013