In the past 12 years since its publication, Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics has become a standard textbook for graduate students at universities worldwide. Emphasizing fundamentals from thermodynamics, physical chemistry, spectroscopy, solid state chemistry and quantum chemistry, it introduces catalysis from a molecular perspective, and stresses how it is interwoven with the field of reaction kinetics. The authors go on to explain how the world of reacting molecules is connected to the real world of industry, by discussing the various scales (nano - micro - macro) that play a role in catalysis. Reflecting the modern-day focus on energy supplies, this third edition devotes attention to such processes as gas-to-liquids, coal-to-liquids, biomass conversion and hydrogen production.
From reviews of the prior editions:
'Overall, this is a valuable book that I will use in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.'
(Angewandte Chemie - I. E.)
'...this excellent book is highly recommended to students at technical universities, but also entrants in chemical industry. Furthermore, this informative handbook is also a must for all professionals in the community.'
'I am impressed by the coverage of the book and it is a valuable addition to the catalysis literature and I highly recommend purchase'
Ib Chorkendorff is Professor in Heterogeneous Catalysis and Director of the Danish National Research Foundation CINF (Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality), consulting Professor at SLAC, Stanford University and Director of The Villum Center for Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals. He has been author and coauthor of close to 300 scientific papers and 16 patents. Hans Niemantsverdriet is Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces of Eindhoven University of Technology (1989-2015, The Netherlands) and Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University (UK). Presently he is Director of the Research Institute SynCat@Beijing of Synfuels China Technology, Co., Ltd and his own Dutch research enterprise Syngaschem BV in Eindhoven. He coauthored almost 300 scientific papers and three books, and has served as Editor of the Journal of Catalysis (1996-2015).
INTRODUCTION TO CATALYSIS KINETICS REACTION RATE THEORY CATALYST CHARACTERIZATION SOLID CATALYSTS SURFACE REACTIVITY KINETICS OF REACTIONS ON SURFACES CATALYSIS IN PRACTICE: SYNTHESIS GAS AND HYDROGEN OIL REFINING AND PRETROCHEMISTRY ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYSIS QUESTIONS AND EXERCISES