Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis

Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis

by JohnMeurigThomas (Author), W.JohnThomas (Author)


Catalysis occupies a pivotal position in the physical and biological sciences. As well as being the mainstay of the chemical industry, it is the means of effecting many laboratory syntheses and the root cause of all enzymatic processes. This book is an eminently readable introduction to the fundamental principles of heterogeneous catalysis. Written by world-renowned experts, it explains the vocabulary, grammar and literature of catalysis from the laboratory-oriented model study through to the operating plant. Didactically skillful and using many lucidly designed figures, the authors present an insightful exposition of all important concepts, new developments and techniques in this rapidly advancing field.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 676
Publisher: Wiley VCH
Published: 30 Sep 1996

ISBN 10: 352729239X
ISBN 13: 9783527292394

Media Reviews
-The eight chapters of this excellent book reflect a good portion of the modern heterogeneous catalysis principles, techniques, and applications... This book is perfactly suitable as required reading in graduate heterogeneous catalysis courses, given the many interesting standard and thought problems included at the end of each chapter.- Journal of the American Chemical Society -This book will be welcomed by those concerned with catalysis and catalysts, and its broad topical coverage will make it particularly useful for teaching purposes.- Chemistry and Industry -This Book can be expected to be highly useful as lecture material or as a student reference book in a course on heterogeneous catalysis... For any graduate student in catalysis the book should be required reading. The catalysis community is well served by this excellent treatise.' Advanced Materials -Ce livre doit figurer en bonne place dans toutes les bibliotheques des chercheurs et ingenieurs concernes par la catalyse (this book should be on a good place on the shelf in all libraries of scientists and engineers working in the catalysis area).- Revue de l-institut francais du petrole 'This book is written for advanced students and all scientists who want to gain a working knowledge about the area of heterogeneous catalysis. I agree with recommendation without limits and I would like to recommend the book particularly as text accompanying lectures about heterogeneous catalysis, whether within the framework of the education in technical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry or chemical engineering. I am sure that Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis also will develop to be a classic text in the literature on catalysis which should not be missing on a bookshelf.' Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft ... one must salute the authors for undertaking the enormous labour needed to produce a text which will surely be of value for many years to come. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Author Bio
Professor Sir J. M. Thomas, F. R. S., is Master of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, and Professor of Chemistry at The Royal Institution, London. Professor W. J. Thomas, F. Eng., is Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Bath.