Catalyst Design: Optimal Distribution of Catalyst in Pellets, Reactors, and Membranes

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Overview

Since heterogeneous catalysis is widely used in chemical, refinery, and pollution-control processes, achieving optimal catalytic performance is a significant issue for chemical engineers and chemists. This book addresses the question of how catalytic material should be distributed inside a porous support to obtain optimal performance. It treats single and multiple reaction systems, isothermal and nonisothermal conditions, pellets, monoliths, fixed-bed reactors, and membrane reactors. The effects of physicochemical and operating parameters are analyzed to gain insight into the underlying phenomena governing the performance of optimally designed catalysts. Throughout, the authors offer a balanced treatment of theory and experiment and stress problems of commercial importance.
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"[T]he book, with its balanced treatment of theory and experiment, scores high marks as an impressive acquisition for all researchers and postgraduate students interested in heterogeneous catalysis." Current Engineering Practice

"a well balanced presentation of mathematicalanalysis and selected experiments of the effects of non-uniform catalyst distributions on calalyst performance and how to obtain an optimum catalyst distribution...The reviewer is enthusiactic about the book and would strongly recommend it to all researchers and postgraduate students interested in heterogeneous catalyst." Platinum Metal Rev 2001

"...a good combination of mathematical oriented models and results from experimental studies...It has an extensive literature list with more than 440 entries, which makes the book a good reference for non-uniformly distributed catalyst systems." CATTECH

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Optimization of catalyst distribution in a single pellet; 3. Optimization of catalyst distribution in a reactor; 4. Studies involving catalyst deactivation; 5. Membrane reactors; 6. Special topics of commercial importance; 7. Preparation of pellets with nonuniform distribution of catalyst; Notation; References; Tables; Captions for figures; Appendices.
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