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© 2004

Characterization of Porous Solids and Powders: Surface Area, Pore Size and Density

Book

Part of the Particle Technology Series book series (POTS, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical

    1. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 1-4
    2. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 5-10
    3. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 11-14
    4. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 15-57
    5. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 58-81
    6. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 82-93
    7. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 94-100
    8. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 101-128
    9. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 129-156
    10. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 157-188
    11. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 189-212
    12. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 213-233
  3. Experimental

    1. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 234-241
    2. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 242-259
    3. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 260-282
    4. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 283-296
    5. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 297-310
    6. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 311-325
    7. S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas, Matthias Thommes
      Pages 326-338

About this book

Introduction

The growth of interest in newly developed porous materials has prompted the writing of this book for those who have the need to make meaningful measurements without the benefit of years of experience. One might consider this new book as the 4th edition of "Powder Surface Area and Porosity" (Lowell & Shields), but for this new edition we set out to incorporate recent developments in the understanding of fluids in many types of porous materials, not just powders. Based on this, we felt that it would be prudent to change the title to "Characterization of Porous Solids and Powders: Surface Area, Porosity and Density". This book gives a unique overview of principles associated with the characterization of solids with regard to their surface area, pore size, pore volume and density. It covers methods based on gas adsorption (both physi­ and chemisorption), mercury porosimetry and pycnometry. Not only are the theoretical and experimental basics of these techniques presented in detail but also, in light of the tremendous progress made in recent years in materials science and nanotechnology, the most recent developments are described. In particular, the application of classical theories and methods for pore size analysis are contrasted with the most advanced microscopic theories based on statistical mechanics (e.g. Density Functional Theory and Molecular Simulation). The characterization of heterogeneous catalysts is more prominent than in earlier editions; the sections on mercury porosimetry and particularly chemisorption have been updated and greatly expanded.

Keywords

Activation energy Adsorption Isotherms Chemisorption Gas Adsorption Langmuir and BET Theories Non-Wetting Liquid Penetration RSI nanotechnology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Quantachrome InstrumentsBoynton BeachUSA
  2. 2.C.W. Post Campus of Long Island UniversityUSA

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Reviews

An updated version of the classical textbook (Powder Surface Area and Porosity, 3rd ed., 1991) by the first two authors "the book now includes recent developments in the areas of density functional theory, molecular simulations, pore network theories, and it has an expanded section on heterogeneous catalysts….. An interesting aspect is the book’s clear division between theoretical aspects (Part 1) and experimental aspects (Part 2) of the various techniques….. The book also demonstrates a good balance between how deep a theoretical concept is being discussed and how many real-world examples are presented.

Summing up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students."

H. Giesche, Alfred University, in CHOICE, May 2005, Vol. 42 No.09