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Calorimetry and Thermal Methods in Catalysis

  • Aline Auroux

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 154)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fundamentals and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dušan Stošić, Aline Auroux
      Pages 103-129
    3. Vesna Rakić, Ljiljana Damjanović
      Pages 131-174
    4. Jerzy Jozef Zajac
      Pages 197-270
  3. Applications and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Antonella Gervasini
      Pages 319-352
    3. Dušan Stošić, Aline Auroux
      Pages 353-384
    4. Simona Bennici, Aline Auroux
      Pages 409-428
    5. Rodica Chiriac, François Toche, Christian Brylinski
      Pages 455-479
    6. Jean-Yves Coxam, Karine Ballerat-Busserolles
      Pages 481-504

About this book


The book is about calorimetry and thermal analysis methods, alone or linked to other techniques, as applied to the characterization of catalysts, supports and adsorbents, and to the study of catalytic reactions in various domains: air and wastewater treatment, clean and renewable energies, refining of hydrocarbons, green chemistry, hydrogen production and storage. The book is intended to fill the gap between the basic thermodynamic and kinetics concepts acquired by students during their academic formation, and the use of experimental techniques such as thermal analysis and calorimetry to answer practical questions. Moreover, it supplies insights into the various thermal and calorimetric methods which can be employed in studies aimed at characterizing the physico-chemical properties of solid adsorbents, supports and catalysts, and the processes related to the adsorption desorption phenomena of the reactants and/or products of catalytic reactions. The book also covers the basic concepts for physico-chemical comprehension of the relevant phenomena. Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of the catalytic reactions can be fruitfully investigated by means of thermal analysis and calorimetric methods, in order to better understand the sequence of the elemental steps in the catalysed reaction. So the fundamental theory behind the various thermal analysis and calorimetric techniques and methods also are illustrated.


Applied calorimetry Environmental thermal measurements Thermal analysis Thermal processes in catalysis Thermodynamics and kinetic concepts

Editors and affiliations

  • Aline Auroux
    • 1
  1. 1.Lyon (IRCELYON)Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement deVilleurbanne CXFrance

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