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Catalysis

Science and Technology

  • John R. Anderson
  • Michel Boudart
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Part of the CATALYSIS — Science and Technology book series (CATALYSIS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. G. K. Boreskov
    Pages 39-137
  3. S. R. Morrison
    Pages 199-229
  4. Z. Knor
    Pages 231-280
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-292

About this book

Introduction

A cursory examination of the current scientific and technological literature is sufficient to show the enormous interest in the possibility of producing liquid fuels from coal. There are, of course, a number of ways in which coal liquefaction may be effected. Many of the important steps are catalytic. The direct liquefaction route, that is, coal hydrogenation, has a long history with origins in the early years of this century. It also has the distinction of being a process which was once operated on a very large scale and which, having died, now shows every prospect of resurrection. The technology which finally emerges will doubtless differ significantly from the original practice, but it ·is sensible for those currently working in the field to be aware of the achievements of the past. Dr. E. Donath, who was personally involved during the heroic years of coal hydrogenation, has provid­ ed an historical account of the subject up to the time immediately following World War II, when the large scale process began its rapid decline to oblivion. Processes involving catalytic oxidation form a very large and important part of chemical industry. The reactions involved are very varied, ranging from the classical oxidation processes of heavy industry, such as the oxidation of sulfur dioxide or of ammonia, to selective oxidations designed to produce specific organic products from a range of possibilities. The chapter by Professor G. K.

Keywords

Sorption catalysis hydrogen metals reactions

Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Anderson
    • 1
  • Michel Boudart
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIRO Division of Materials Science Catalysis and Surface Science LaboratoryUniversity of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Dept. of Chemical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-93223-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-93225-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93223-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0175-9361
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