© 2004

Basic Principles in Applied Catalysis

  • Manfred Baerns
  • Comprehensive treatment

  • Covers complete spectrum of industrial catalysts


Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Selected Reactions in Heterogeneous Catalysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Fabrizio Cavani, Ferruccio Trifirò
      Pages 19-84
    3. Sabine Schimpf, Johann Gaube, Peter Claus
      Pages 85-123
    4. Torbjørn Gjervan, Rune Prestvik, Anders Holmen
      Pages 125-158
    5. Roger Gläser, Jens Weitkamp
      Pages 159-212
  4. Preparation, Functionality and Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Graham J. Hutchings, Jacques C. Védrine
      Pages 215-258
    3. A. Wingen, F. Kleitz, F. Schüth
      Pages 281-319
  5. Homogeneous Catalysis,Polymerization Catalysis and Biocatalysis

    1. W. Kaminsky
      Pages 403-440
    2. Udo Kragl
      Pages 441-452
  6. Catalytic Reaction Engineering

    1. Goran Boskovic, Manfred Baerns
      Pages 477-503
    2. Harald Seiler, Gerhard Emig
      Pages 505-520

About this book


Written by a team of internationally recognized experts, this book addresses the most important types of catalytic reactions and catalysts as used in industrial practice. Both applied aspects and the essential scientific principles are described. The main topics can be summarized as follows: heterogeneous, homogeneous and biocatalysis, catalyst preparation and characterization, catalytic reaction engineering and kinetics, catalyst deactivation and industrial perspective.


Catalyst preparation and characterization Catalytic reaction engineering Heterogeneous catalysis Homogeneous catalysis Industrie biocatalysis catalysis hydrogen oxidation polymer zeolites

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred Baerns
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte ChemieBerlin-Adlershof e.V.BerlinGermany

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From the reviews:

"This is a useful compilation of articles by some sixteen authorities illustrating the empirical and theoretical principles underlying the functioning, preparation and durability of industrial catalysts. … the text is well edited, organised and illustrated. … This is one of the best books on applied catalysis to appear recently and would be a useful addition to any chemist seriously interested in catalyst research with commercial applications in mind." (B. Mile, Chromatographia, Vol. 62 (11-12), December, 2005)