The fundamental textbook of technical chemistry with high practical relevance:
- Describes didactically very well all areas: Chemical reaction engineering, basic operations, process development and chemical processes.
- Clearly displays tabular compilations of important calculation formulas and working diagrams
- Provides the interested person with a deeper understanding of the subject matter through chapter-accompanying literature references
- Supports learning through numerous calculation examples with solutions interspersed in the text
- Does not require any special knowledge besides a basic understanding of chemistry and basic knowledge of physical chemistry and mathematics
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-527-34574-8
Ebook ISBN: 978-3-527-81956-0
Encompassing an integrated approach to the various aspects of catalysis, covering heterogeneous, homogeneous, organo-, bio-, and computational catalysis, as well as reaction and reactor engineering on an advanced level, this textbook is ideal for graduate students with diverse backgrounds, including catalysis, engineering, and organic synthesis. The basic principles of the various fields of catalysis are introduced in a concise way, preparing the reader for the more advanced chapters. Organometallic chemistry, surface science, biochemistry, nanoscience, transport phenomena and kinetics, reactor and reaction engineering are presented, spanning from the underlying science to industrial applications. Several important case studies on industrial applications are given. It includes catalyst preparation and characterisation and explores recent developments in the understanding of catalytic mechanisms, exploring advanced techniques such as operando spectroscopy.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84973-990-0
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-78801-233-1
This textbook introduces the industrial production and processing of natural resources. It is divided into six major topics (fats and oils, carbohydrates, lignin, terpenoids, other natural products, biorefinery), which are divided into a total of 20 chapters. Each chapter is self-contained and therefore a compact learning unit, which can be worked on by students in self-study or presented by lecturers. Clear illustrations, flow diagrams, apparatus drawings and photos facilitate the understanding of the subject matter. All chapters end with a succinct summary, the "Take Home Messages". Each chapter is supplemented by ten short test questions, which can be solved quickly after working through the chapter; the answers are at the end of the book. All chapters contain bibliographical references that focus on essential textbooks and reference works. As a prior knowledge, only basic knowledge of chemistry is required.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-61429-7
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-61432-7
Ebook ISBN: 978-3-662-61430-3
This textbook introduces the industrial extraction and processing of natural resources. It is divided into six major topics (fats and oils, carbohydrates, lignin, terpenoids, other natural products, biorefinery), which are subdivided into a total of 20 chapters. Each chapter is self-contained and thus a compact learning unit that can also be worked on well by students in self-study or presented by lecturers. Clear illustrations, flow diagrams, apparatus drawings and photos facilitate the understanding of the subject matter. All chapters end with a concise summary, the "Take Home Messages". Each chapter is supplemented by ten short test questions that can be quickly solved after working through the chapter; the answers are at the end of the book. References are provided for all chapters, focusing on essential textbooks and reference works. Basic knowledge of chemistry is assumed as prior knowledge.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-55254-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-3-662-55255-1
This compact introductory textbook covers the essentials of technical chemistry. It is primarily aimed at students of chemistry as well as chemical and bioengineering and assumes only a basic knowledge of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. The updated second edition includes significant additions to the chapters on catalysis, fossil feedstock processing, olefin and aromatics chemistry, polymerization, and electrochemistry, as well as an entirely new chapter on the economics of chemical processes. Each chapter is compactly organized and clearly presented with illustrations, equations, flow diagrams, tables, apparatus drawings, and photographs. All chapters end with a short summary, the "Take Home Messages". Each chapter is supplemented by ten short test questions that can be quickly solved after carefully working through the text; the answers are at the end of the book. References are provided for all chapters, focusing on essential reference works and textbooks.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-52855-6
Ebook ISBN: 978-3-662-52856-3
This volume gives a detailed account into how renewables can be transformed into value-added products via homogeneous catalysis, especially via transiton metal homogeneous catalysis. The most important catalytic reactions of oleochemicals, isoprenoids, carbohydrates, lignin, proteins and carbon dioxide are described. Special emphasis is placed on carbon-carbon linkage reactions (hydroformylations, dimerisations, telomerisations, metathesis, polymerisations etc.), hydrogenations, oxidations and other important homogeneous reactions (such as isomerisations, hydrosilylations etc.). Also, tandem reactions including isomerising hydroformylations are presented. Wherever possible, the authors have included mechanistic, kinetic, and technical aspects. The reader is therefore given a total overview of the status quo of homogeneous catalysis directed to the most important renewables.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-54159-4
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85335-2
Ebook ISBN: 978-3-319-54161-7
Adopting a didactic approach at an advanced, masters level, this concise textbook provides an array of questions & answers and features numerous industrial case studies and examples, with references for further, more detailed reading and to the latest peer-reviewed articles at the end of each chapter. A significant feature is the book's treatment of more recently developed catalytic processes and their applications in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries, with an indication of their present and future commercial impact. Written by a dedicated lecturer with a wealth of experience in industry, this is an invaluable tool for practicing chemical engineers and chemists who need to advance their education in this vibrant and expanding field.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-527-32641-9
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-527-32633-4
Homogeneous transition metal catalysis is still a young science, but has already found numerous large-scale industrial applications. Long-chain olefins, acetic acid, adipodinitrile and aldehydes are now mainly produced by homogeneous catalysis. However, the strength of homogeneous catalysis lies particularly in the synthesis of pharmaceutical and fine chemicals, where a few synthesis steps eliminate the need for a long sequence of step reactions. This book gives a compact overview of the principles and reaction possibilities of homogeneous catalysis, illustrated by selected individual examples. Students, chemists, and engineers can use this book for detailed study or as a reference.
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-527-31666-3