Offering a materials science point of view, the author covers the theory and practice of adsorption and diffusion applied to gases in microporous crystalline, mesoporous ordered, and micro/mesoporous amorphous materials. Examples used include microporous and mesoporous molecular sieves, amorphous silica, and alumina and active carbons, akaganeites, prussian blue analogues, metal organic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks. The use of single component adsorption, diffusion in the characterization of the adsorbent surface, pore volume, pore size distribution, and the study of the parameters characterizing single component transport processes in porous materials are detailed.
Table of Contents
Title, Dedication, Preface and Content. Statistical Mechanics Brush-up. General Introduction to Adsorption in Solids. Microporosity, and Surface Area Evaluation Methods. Nanoporous Materials Mesoporosity Evaluation. Diffusion in Porous Materials. The Plug-flow Adsorption Reactor. Amorphous Porous Adsorbents. Silica and Active Carbon. Crystalline and Ordered Nanoporous Materials. Adsorption from Liquid Solution. Adsorption of carbon dioxide or nitrogen on Prussian blue analogues, metal organic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks
Dr. Roque-Malherbe was born in 1948 in Güines, Havana, Cuba. He finished his BS in Physics, at Havana University (1970), his specialization in Surface Physics in the National Center for Scientific Research-Technical University of Dresden (1972), his PhD in Physics in the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (1978). He completed post-doctoral stays at the Technical University of Dresden, Moscow State University, Technical University of Budapest, Institute of Physical Chemistry and Central Research Institute for Chemistry of the Russian and Hungarian Academies of Science (1978-1984). The group lead by him in the National Center for Scientific Research-Higher Pedagogical Institute Varona, Havana, Cuba (1980-1992), was one of the world's leaders in the study and application of Natural Zeolites. In 1993 after a confrontation with the Cuban regime left Cuba with his family as a Politic Refugee. From 1993 to 1999 he worked in the Institute of Chemical Technology, Valencia, Spain, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA and Barry University, Miami, FL. From 1999 to 2015 was: Dean Director and Full Professor at the School of Science at Turabo University (TU), Gurabo, PR, currently is the President of Materials for Art 6and Science Use, Las Piedras, PR, USA. He has published 136 papers, 5 books, 15 chapters, 15 patents, 43 abstracts and 189 presentations in scientific conferences. He is currently American Citizen.