This work provides a practical, step-by-step guide to the preparation, production and operation of all commercially used catalysts, taking into account general safety considerations and up-to-date regulations from the Occupational Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. This second edition contains updated and expanded material on the regeneration, reactivity and recovery of used catalysts; problems related to environmental catalysis; a unique CO oxidation catalyst; and more.;This work is intended for chemical, plant, automotive, petroleum, fuel and design engineers; and upper-level graduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
"Praise for the first edition. . . . . .a useful reference to industrial chemists and chemical engineers, or anyone else, seeking to prepare large quantities of catalysts for pilot plant studies or for commercialization. "
---Journal of the American Chemical Society
". . .should be read with profit by those in academia who are thereby given a valuable. . .tour of an aspect of industry where the doors are normally closed to them. "
---Chemistry and Industry
Part 1 Equipment: scope and goals; catalysts prepared by precipitation; solution and slurry transfer; filtration; drying - containers, trays, and other drying auxiliaries; calcining; rewashing and ion exchange; densification of calcined and ion-exchanged catalytic material; pulverization, pilling, and extrusion; spray drying; crushing and screening to produce granules; coating (not impregnation); impregnation to orient the coating material to the support. Part 2 Operating procedures: petroleum processing catalysts; catalysts for synthesis gas processing; ammonia synthesis catalysts; methanol synthesis catalysts; hydrogenation catalysts; dehydrogenation catalysts; oxidation catalysts; ammoxidation - synthesis of acrylonitrile from ammonia and propylene; oxychlorinations or oxyhydrochlorinations; vinyl acetate synthesis from ethylene and acetic anhydride; supported precious metals catalysts; palladium on powdered carbon; enantioselective catalysts; polymerization catalysts; dehydration catalysts; the claus process catalysts; preparation of automotive exhaust catalysts; Appendix: catalyst metals values reclaimers.