© 1998

Porous Materials

Process technology and applications


Part of the Materials Technology Series book series (MTEC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. K. Ishizaki, S. Komarneni, M. Nanko
    Pages 1-11
  3. K. Ishizaki, S. Komarneni, M. Nanko
    Pages 12-37
  4. K. Ishizaki, S. Komarneni, M. Nanko
    Pages 38-66
  5. K. Ishizaki, S. Komarneni, M. Nanko
    Pages 181-201
  6. K. Ishizaki, S. Komarneni, M. Nanko
    Pages 202-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-240

About this book


Approximately four million years of human history has passed. We have been using materials to make a variety of tools. The first materials used were naturally occurring materials such as animal bones, stones, wood etc.; and some of these familiar materials are porous. Porous materials are so familiar that they are sometimes forgotten or ignored. The taste experience of ice cream is created not only by adjusting ingre­ dients, but also by including air as an ingredient, i.e. pores that give the smooth texture of ice cream. This book is designed to describe and explain about pores, the synthesis of materials with pores (porous materials), and applications of porous materi­ als. This book is intended for engineers and scientists of different disciplines and specialities, and is expected to be useful in the design and synthesis of porous materials for existing as well as potential new applications. Let us rediscover pores. K. Ishizaki, S. Komameni and M. Nanko January 1998 1 Introduction 1.1 WHAT ARE POROUS MATERIALS? Porous materials are dermed as solids containing pores. Figure 1.1 shows different porous materials. Generally speaking, porous materials have a porosity of 0.2-0.95. The porosity means the fraction of pore volume to the total volume. Porous materials have been used in various applications from daily necessities, such as purifying drinking water by activated carbon or porous ceramics, to uses in modern industries, for example removing dusts from high purity process gases for semiconductor production.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nagaoka University of TechnologyJapan
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Porous Materials
  • Book Subtitle Process technology and applications
  • Authors Kozo Ishizaki
    Sridhar Komarneni
    Makoto Nanko
  • Series Title Materials Technology Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-71110-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7663-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5811-8
  • Series ISSN 1389-2126
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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