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There are various books on green chemistry on the market, but without focus on sustainable industrial processes. This resource provides an overview of the new trends and hot topics in process design, describing the challenge of designing industrial chemical processes that are up-to-date, sustainable, and economically feasible. The industrial applications are presented directly by the companies – a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the chemical industry – that developed these innovative technologies. It provides an essential reference for chemical engineers, chemists in industry, process engineers, catalytic chemists, materials scientists, and environmental chemists.
About the Author
Professor Fabrizio Cavani received his PhD in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Bologna in 1986. From 1986 to 1990 he worked at the Catalysis Centre of EniChem, where he investigated new catalysts for the oxychlorination of ethylene and for the Alkylation of benzene with propene, and gave technical assistance to the catalysts production division. In 1990 he joined the Catalytic Processes Development team at the University of Bologna becoming Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry there in 2000. Hee is author of over 200 journal articles, 25 patents, two books on catalytic selective oxidation and one book on the development and management of chemical processes and is the editor of 4 special journal issues. he is on the board of the Italian Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. Professor Gabriele Centi is Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina and a past President of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. He is the Coordinator of the Network of Excellence IDECAT and Co-Director of the European Laboratory for Catalysis and Surface Science and President of ERIC (European Research Institute of Catalysis). His research activities lie in the development of industrial heterogeneous catalysts for the field of sustainable chemical processes, environmental protection and clean energy. He is author of over 260 journal articles, editor and/or author of 7 books, editor of 7 special issues, chairman of several International Congresses and Editor of the Wiley-VCH journal ChemSusChem. He is also a Core Team member for the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. Professor Siglinda Perathoner is Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina. After some years experience in the field of photophysics and photochemistry of supramolecular systems, she moved to the area of catalysts. In 2001 she joined the University of Messina where her most recent research interest include nanostructured zeolites, catalytic membranes, catalysts for reactions in supercritical fluids, catalysts for waste water purification and remediation, photo(electro)catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide, and fuel cells. Her aim is the design of novel catalytic materials for sustainable processes, environment protection, and cleaner energy. She is author of over 130 publications, including 15 reviews, has been co-editor of a book and two special journal issues, and has contributed to various entries in encyclopedias. Professor Ferruccio Trifiro is Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna. Currently he is the Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, and Director of the journal “La Chimica e L’Industria” (Chemistry and Industry). His main research activities lie in the development of heterogeneous catalysts for processes in the field of petrochemistry, environmental protection, fine chemicals and specialties production, clean energy and hydrogen production. He is a past Chairman of the World Congress of Selective Oxidation. He is author of over 300 papers in International Journals, two books on Selective Oxidation, and of 18 patents.