Catalysis and Kinetics: Molecular Level Considerations

Catalysis and Kinetics: Molecular Level Considerations, 1st Edition

Catalysis and Kinetics: Molecular Level Considerations, 1st Edition,Guy B. Marin,ISBN9780124199743

Advances in Chemical Engineering

G Marin   

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Although various aspects of catalysis and kinetics are frequently discussed in the literature, chemical engineering aspects are commonly not considered. The aim of the present book is to fill this void.

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Key Features

  • Control and optimization of process systems
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Propane dehydrogenation and selective oxidation of hydrogen
  • Chromium catalysts for ethylene polymerization and oligomerization
  • Computational simulation of rare Earth catalysis


Advances in Chemical Engineering was established in 1960 and is the definitive serial in the area. It is one of great importance to organic chemists, polymer chemists, and many biological scientists. Written by established authorities in the field, the comprehensive reviews combine descriptive chemistry and mechanistic insight and yield an understanding of how the chemistry drives the properties. This volume covers the topic of catalysis and kinetics and aspects in chemical engineering.


Organic chemists, polymer chemists, biological scientists and chemical engineers working in academia, government and industry

Guy B. Marin

Guy B. Marin is professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering at Ghent University (Belgium) and directs the Laboratory for Chemical Technology. He received his chemical engineering degree from Ghent University in 1976 where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 1980. He previously held a Fulbright fellowship at Stanford University and Catalytica Associates (USA) and was full professor from 1988 to 1997 at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) where he taught reactor analysis and design. The investigation of chemical kinetics, aimed at the modeling and design of chemical processes and products all the way from molecule up to full scale, constitutes the core of his research . He wrote a book “Kinetics of Chemical Reactions: Decoding Complexity” with G. Yablonsky (Wiley-VCH, 2011) and co-authored more than 300 papers in international journals. He is editor-in-chief of “Advances in Chemical Engineering”, co-editor of the “Chemical Engineering Journal” and member of the editorial board of “Applied Catalysis A: General” and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research”. In 2012 he received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) on “Multiscale Analysis and Design for Process Intensification and Innovation (MADPII)”. He was selected to deliver the 2012 Danckwerts Memorial lecture. He chairs the Working Party on Chemical Reaction Engineering of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and is “Master” of the 111 project of the Chinese Government for oversees collaborations in this field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering and Technical Chemistry, Ghent University, Belgium

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Catalysis and Kinetics: Molecular Level Considerations, 1st Edition

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter One. Computational Simulation of Rare Earth Catalysis
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 DFT and DFT + U Calculations
    • 3 Bulk and Surface Properties of CeO2
    • 4 Oxygen Vacancies at CeO2 Surfaces
    • 5 Adsorption of Small Molecules at CeO2 Surfaces
    • 6 Adsorption of Metal Atoms and Clusters at CeO2 Surfaces
    • 7 Reactions at CeO2 Surfaces
    • 8 Catalytic Properties of CeO2-Based Composite Materials
    • 9 Summary and Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter Two. Kinetics of Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Propane over Pt-Based Catalysts
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 DFT Study of DHP on Pt and Pt-Sn Catalyst
    • 3 Kinetics of DHP on Pt-Based Catalyst
    • 4 DHP Reaction Intensification
    • 5 Summary and Prospect
    • Acknowledgment
    • References
  • Chapter Three. Chromium Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization and Oligomerization
    • Abstract
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Phillips Chromium Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization
    • 3 Phillips Chromium Catalysts for Alkyne Cyclotrimerization
    • 4 Molybdenum Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization
    • 5 Chromium Catalysts for Selective Ethylene Oligomerization
    • 6 Summary and Outlook
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Four. Progress in Polymer Nanoreactors: Spherical Polyelectrolyte Brushes
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Synthesis of SPB
    • 3 Functionalization of SPB
    • 4 Applications of SPB as Nanoreactors
    • 5 Conclusion
    • References
  • Index
  • Contents of Volumes in this Serial
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