- Publisher: Royal Society Of Chemistry
- Format: Hardback | 264 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 22mm | 581g
- Publication date: 21 June 2006
- Publication City/Country: Cambridge
- ISBN 10: 0854042393
- ISBN 13: 9780854042395
- Edition statement: Edition. ed.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
There is an increasing need to find cost-effective and environmentally sound methods of converting natural resources into fuels, chemicals and energy; catalysts are pivotal to such processes. Catalysis highlights major developments in this area. Coverage of this Specialist Periodical Report includes all major areas of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. In each volume, specific areas of current interest are reviewed. Examples of topics include experimental methods, acid/base catalysis, materials synthesis, environmental catalysis, and syngas conversion. Catalysis will be of interest to anyone working in academia and industry that needs an up-to-date critical analysis and summary of catalysis research and applications. Specialist Periodical Reports provide systematic and detailed review coverage in major areas of chemical research. Compiled by teams of leading experts in their specialist fields, this series is designed to help the chemistry community keep current with the latest developments in their field. Each volume in the series is published either annually or biennially and is a superb reference point for researchers.
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Professor Spivey is the McLaurin Shivers Professor of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University and Director of the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center at LSU. Professor Spivey's research interests include the application of the principles of heterogeneous catalysis to catalytic combustion, control of sulfur and nitrogen oxides from combustion processes, acid/base catalysis (e.g., for condensation reactions), hydrocarbon synthesis, and the study of catalyst deactivation.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Promotion Effects on Co-based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis; Chapter 2: The Catalysis of Biodiesel Synthesis; Chapter 3: Catalysis with Nitrides and Oxynitrides; Chapter 4: Kinetics of Surface Reactions with Lateral Interactions: Theory and Simulations; Chapter 5: Methane Decomposition: Production of Hydrogen and Carbon Filaments; Chapter 6: Catalytic Reforming of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels for Fuel Cell Applications