“Handbook of Advanced Methods and Processes in Oxidation Catalysis: From Laboratory to Industry”
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“Handbook of Advanced Methods and Processes in Oxidation Catalysis”, edited by Daniel Duprez and Fabrizio Cavani, aims to give an overview of catalytic oxidation methods. It is divided in two parts, covering total and selective oxidation, and draws on the experience of a number of academic and industrial scientists. It is a broad and generally useful book which fulfils its aims, being intended for the technical parts of the chemical industry as well as the academic community. This book is particularly interesting in that it clearly describes the very diverse applications and importance of oxidation catalysis within the chemical industry. These applications are manifested in the production of speciality chemicals as well as large bulk chemical processes. It also shows the rapid growth and development of oxidation catalysis in recent years.
The first ten chapters on total oxidation regard hydrocarbon oxidation, soot, liquid phase techniques and five chapters on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including plasma processes and chlorinated VOCs. The remaining 18 chapters regard selective oxidations and include industrial perspectives of varying degrees of interest as well as reactor technologies and experimental tools and techniques. This breadth of scope makes it a great resource but also ensures that the reader will only be interested in the detail of some parts of the book.
Only the parts of the book which are mainly concerned with platinum group metal (pgm) catalysts have been reviewed as these are of most interest.