Particle Size Measurements

Fundamentals, Practice, Quality

  • Henk G. Merkus

Part of the Particle Technology Series book series (POTS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


Following my graduation in physical organic chemistry at the University of Amst- dam, I started to work at the Royal Dutch Shell Laboratories in Amsterdam. My first assignment was research in the field of detergents and industrial chemicals. It was followed by development work on thermal wax cracking for production of C – C 2 14 olefins and on acid-catalyzed synthesis of carboxylic acids from C – C olefins. 3 6 Then, I made a significant change to analytical chemistry, first at Shell’s process development department and later in the chemical engineering department of Delft University of Technology. In both departments, there was a large variety of analy- cal techniques and development of new methods for automated analysis of small process streams. It was the time that gas chromatography conquered the world. In this field, a firm basis was given by Henk Boer, Arie Kwantes and Frits Zuiderweg at Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam, both for packed and for capillary c- umns. The potential of gas chromatography was huge and, therefore, also in Delft, its use increased enormously. Moreover, the growth of this technique was facilitated significantly by the rapidly developing electronics industry. It not only led to digital peak integrators and personal computers but also enabled complex measurement techniques. In addition, I became involved in surface area and porosity characteri- tion of catalysts and adsorbents, on which topic the research had been initiated by Prof. J. H. de Boer.


Gravitation calibration diffraction laser diffraction liquid materials measurement microscopy particulate analysis quality sedimentation sieving ultrasound ultrasound extinction

Authors and affiliations

  • Henk G. Merkus
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyCZ PijnackerThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9015-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9016-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-827X
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