512 pages, 100 illustrations
New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a series of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes.
The use of catalysts in the nanoscale offers various advantages (increased efficiency and less byproducts), and these are discussed in New and Future Developments in Catalysis: Catalysis by Nanoparticles along with the various catalytic processes using nanoparticles. However, this is not without any risks and the safety aspects and effects on humans and the environment are still unknown. The present data as well as future needs are all part of this volume along with the economics involved. It offers in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines future challenges and research areas. It is a clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions, enabling the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case. It outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes.
"Chemists and material scientists survey nanometer-sized particles that have an influence on catalytic activity, selectivity, and stability and modern synthetic methods used to make nano-sized particles. The topics include nanoparticle catalysis for reforming biomass-derived fuels, thin iron heme enzyme films on electrode and nanoparticles for biocatalysis, insights into heterogeneous catalysis through surface science techniques, hydrogenation by nanoparticle catalysts [...] "
– Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
1 - Gold-Based Catalysts for CO Oxidation, the Water-Gas Shift, and Desulfurization Processes (Jose A. Rodriguez)
2 - Structural and Electronic Properties of Group 6 Transition Metal Oxide Clusters (Shenggang Li and, David A. Dixon)
3 - Nanoparticle Catalysis for Reforming of Biomass-Derived Fuels (Maura Koehle, Ashish Mhadeshwar)
4 - Nanoparticles in Biocatalysis (Kheireddine El-Boubbou, Christopher C. Landry)
5 - Thin Iron Heme Enzyme Films on Electrodes and Nanoparticles for Biocatalysis (Sadagopan Krishnan, James F Rusling)
6 - Nanoparticles as Enzyme Mimics (Rute Andre, Filipe Natalio, Wolfgang Tremel)
7 - A Physical Approach to Monitoring Biological Activity of Nanoparticulates (Amar Nath)
8 - Morphology-Tailored Titania Nanoparticles (Vicente Rives)
9 - Metal Oxide Nanotube, Nanorod, and Quantum Dot Photocatalysis (Kenneth J. Balkus Jr.)
10 - Photocatalytic Nanooxides: The Case of TiO2 and ZnO (Ana Iglesias-Juez, Anna Kubacka, Gerardo Colon, Marcos Fernandez-Garcia)
11 - Recent Advances in Photocatalytic Processes by Nanomaterials (A.R. Khataee, M. Fathinia)
12 - Insights into Heterogeneous Catalysis through Surface Science Techniques (C.P. Vinod)
13 - Block Copolymer Lithography (David A. Boyd)
14 - Multi-Metallic Nanoparticles as More Efficient Catalysts for Fuel Cell Reactions (Shaojun Guo, Sally Fae Ho, Shouheng Sun)
15 - Hydrogenation by Nanoparticle Catalysts (Hema Ramsurn, Ram B. Gupta)
16 - Silicone Stabilized Nanoparticles as Hybrid Phase Catalysts for Selective Hydrolytic Oxidation of Hydrosilanes (Bhanu P.S. Chauhan, Alok Sarkar, Moni Chauhan)
17 - Basics of PEMFC Including the Use of Carbon-Supported Nanoparticles (Frederic Maillard, Nathalie Job, Marian Chatenet)
18 - Supported Gold Nanoparticles as Heterogeneous Catalysts (Ana Primo, Hermenegildo Garcia)
19 - Developing Semiconductive Catalysts with Three-Dimensional Nanobranches via Solution Routes (Huajun Zhou, Z.Ryan Tian)
20 - Nanoparticle Catalysis by Surface Plasmon (Mengtao Sun)
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Steven Suib is one of the leading figures in solid-state catalysis and renewable systems in the US. His 450 publications, 40 patents, and authorship on multiple books on the topic of catalysis is proof of this, as is his distinguished Professor status. He is also editor for Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, which puts him in a perfect position to keep abreast with current developments in the area. He has been a prominent and prolific catalysis researcher for many years encompassing all aspects of the fields from synthesis, characterization, catalysis, to applications. He easily works in both basic fundamental academic research as well as applied industrial research.