1st Edition

C1 Chemistry Principles and Processes

    286 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Volatility of crude oil prices, depleting reservoirs and environmental concerns have stimulated worldwide research for alternative and sustainable sources of raw materials for chemicals and fuels. The idea of using single-carbon atom molecules as chemical building blocks is not new, and many such compounds have been techno-economically studied as raw materials for fuels. Nevertheless, unifying the scientific and technical issues under the topic of C1 chemistry is not as easy as it may appear. C1 Chemistry: Principles and Processes provides a comprehensive understanding of the chemical transformation from molecular to commercial plant scales and reviews the sources of C1 molecules, their conversion processes and the most recent achievements and research needs.

    This book:

    • Describes the latest processes developments and introduces commercial technologies
    • Covers a wide range of feedstocks, including greenhouse gases and organic wastes
    • Details chemistry, thermodynamics, catalysis, kinetics and reactors for respective conversions
    • Includes preparation and purification of C1 feedstocks, C1 molecule coupling reactions and process technologies for each C1 conversion reaction
    • Considers environmental impacts and sustainability

    This book will be of interest to a wide range of researchers, academics, professionals and advanced students working in the chemical, environmental and energy sectors and offers readers insights into the challenges and opportunities in the active field of C1 chemistry.

    1. C1 Chemistry: An Overview. 2. C1 Sources. 3. C1 Interconversions. 4. Methane Conversions. 5. Synthesis Gas Chemistry. 6. Carbon Dioxide Conversions. 7. Methanol Conversions. 8. Methane Derivative Routes. 9. Outlook and Perspective.


    Dr. Saeed Sahebdelfar received his PhD from Sharif University of Technology in 2002. He is now the manager of the Catalysis Research Group at Petrochemical Research and Technology Company. Dr. Sahebdelfar's main research interests include C1 chemistry on catalytic conversions of carbon dioxide and natural gas to synfuels and chemicals, petroleum refining, biomass conversions and environmental engineering. He has published over 80 original articles (h-index 26) and written or edited 5 books.

    Dr. Maryam Takht Ravanchi holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering. She is a researcher in the Catalysis Research Group at Petrochemical Research and Technology Company. Her research interests are in the fields of natural gas conversion, C1 chemistry, heterogeneous catalyst synthesis, membrane separation technologies and environmental research. Her recent research activities focus on carbon dioxide utilization, paraffin dehydrogenation, hydrogenation processes, and methanol synthesis. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the petrochemical industry as a process engineer and researcher. She has published about 70 journal papers, 70 conference papers, 6 national patents and 13 books (h-index 20 and i-10 index 29).

    Dr. Ashok Kumar Nadda is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China and as a Brain Pool Researcher/ Assistant Professor at Konkuk University, South Korea. Dr. Ashok has a keen interest in microbial enzymes, biocatalysis, CO2 conversion, biomass degradation, biofuel synthesis, and bioremediation. Dr. Ashok has published more than 120 scientific contributions in the form of research, review, books, book chapters and in various journals of international repute. He is the Series Editor of the Microbial Biotechnology for Environment, Energy and Health book series published by Taylor and Francis/CRC Press.