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Fundamental Concepts in Heterogeneous Catalysis 1st Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1118888957

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Fundamental Concepts in Heterogeneous Catalysis 1st Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1118888957

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  • Publisher: ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (October 27, 2014)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 208 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1118888952
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1118888957

The first comprehensive text on the modern theory of heterogeneous catalysis.

Heterogeneous catalysis is the cornerstone of chemical industry and also holds the key to new processes for sustainable energy conversion and sustainable production of feedstocks for the chemical industry.  Heterogeneous catalysis involves chemical transformations taking place at the surface of a solid, and is a very complex phenomenon. There is now a consistent set of concepts that allow an understanding of surface catalysis and they even form a basis for design principles for new catalysts.

Based on a graduate/senior-undergraduate course and suitable as a primer for anyone interested in understanding the field, Fundamental Concepts in Heterogeneous Catalysis presents:

– the fundamentals of surface reaction phenomena including potential energy diagrams, free energy diagrams, and kinetic models

– tools to reduce the complexity of heterogeneous catalysis including scaling relations

– an understanding of trends in catalysis including activity and selectivity maps

– an introduction to electronic structure effects in catalysis and an understanding of structural effects

– application to a series of heterogeneously catalyzed reactions including reactions of interest in energy conversion

– an integration of the conceptual frameworks of electro-catalysis and thermal heterogeneous catalysis

– an understanding of the effect of promoters and poisons in heterogeneous catalysis.

Unlike most textbooks in the field, the aim of this monograph is not to give a complete overview of the types of catalysts or catalytic processes, but to provide interested students and researchers with the atomic-scale concepts for understanding catalytic phenomena.

Jens K. Nørskov, PhD, is the Leland T. Edwards Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. He is the founding director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He has pioneered the development of a set of concepts allowing a molecular level understanding of surface chemical processes and heterogeneous catalysis.

Felix Studt, PhD, is a Staff Scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. His SUNCAT research group focuses on understanding catalytic processes for efficient energy conversion and using this as a basis for design of new catalysts.

Frank Abild-Pedersen, PhD, is a Staff Scientist at the SUNCAT Center at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory where his group focuses on the development of theoretical models of molecule surface interactions and models describing ultrafast surface processes measured in x-ray free electron lasers.

Thomas Bligaard, PhD, is a Senior Staff Scientist at at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the deputy director for theory at the SUNCAT Center. His research group focuses on the development of electronic structure methods, kinetics tools, and data mining in catalysis.

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