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The physical chemistry of materials : energy and environmental applications / Rolando M. A. Roque-Malherbe

Main Author Roque-Malherbe, Rolando M. A., 1948- Country Estados Unidos. Publication Boca Raton : CRC Press, cop. 2010 Description XXI, 500 p. : il. ; 26 cm ISBN 978-1-4200-8272-2 CDU 620.1 541.1
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Monografia Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho
BGUM 620.1 - R Available 412871

Mestrado em Ciências e Tecnologias do Ambiente Materiais para a Energia 2º semestre

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In recent years, the area dealing with the physical chemistry of materials has become an emerging discipline in materials science that emphasizes the study of materials for chemical, sustainable energy, and pollution abatement applications. Written by an active researcher in this field, Physical Chemistry of Materials: Energy and Environmental Applications presents methods for synthesizing and characterizing adsorbents, ion exchangers, ionic conductors, heterogeneous catalysts, and permeable porous and dense materials. It also discusses their properties and applications.

The book explores various examples of these important materials, including perovskites, zeolites, mesoporous molecular sieves, silica, alumina, active carbons, carbon nanotubes, titanium dioxide, magnesium oxide, clays, pillared clays, hydrotalcites, alkali metal titanates, titanium silicates, polymers, and coordination polymers. It shows how the materials are used in adsorption, ion conduction, ion exchange, gas separation, membrane reactors, catalysts, catalysts supports, sensors, pollution abatement, detergency, animal nourishment, agriculture, and sustainable energy applications.

Rising pollution levels and the need for sustainable energy have necessitated new ways of using certain materials to combat these problems. Focusing on this emerging discipline, Physical Chemistry of Materials describes the methods of syntheses and characterization of adsorbents, ion exchangers, ionic conductors, catalysts, and permeable materials. It tackles key issues in materials science and physical chemistry.

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This useful, advanced course resource should interest graduate students in materials science, physics, engineering, or chemistry. As the subtitle indicates, Roque-Malherbe (physics, Univ. of Turabo, Puerto Rico) targets specific application areas. The book intersperses theoretical chapters such as "Materials Physics," "Material Characterization Methods," "Diffusion in Materials," and "Solid-State Electrochemistry" with application-oriented chapters. The latter include "Structure of Adsorbents ...," "Synthesis Methods of Catalyst Adsorbents, Ion Exchangers, and Permeable Materials," "Adsorption in Nanoporous Materials," "Ion Exchange," and "Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Reactions." The book emphasizes surface- and membrane-specific physical chemistry, and thus assumes a good understanding of solid-state physics, chemistry, or materials science. Thus, to fully benefit from this work, students need at least one introductory course, and preferably several, in these latter areas. Each chapter starts from the first-principles approach to a specific wider topic, meant primarily to introduce basic terminology, quantitative relations, and fundamental physical principles. All chapters contain extensive, up-to-date, comprehensive bibliographies. There is an excellent balance between chapters on principles and chapters on specific applications; this balance makes the book attractive as a textbook. However, there are no problems at the end of each chapter, solved examples, or other educational supplements, and this might limit classroom usage. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty. J. Lambropoulos University of Rochester

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Rolando M.A. Roque-Malherbe is the director of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Applied Research at the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico.

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