Catalysis and Catalytic Processes

V. V. Ranade*, S. S. Joshi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Catalytic reactions are ubiquitous in chemical and allied industries. A homogeneous or heterogeneous catalyst that provides an alternative route of reaction with lower activation energy and better control of selectivity can make a substantial impact on process viability and economics. In this chapter, the basics of catalysis and catalytic processes are introduced. Some aspects of reaction and reactor engineering required to realize catalytic processes in practice are also discussed. In addition, the organization of the book is outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Catalytic Processes for Fine and Specialty Chemicals
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780128014578
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalysis
  • Catalytic activity
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Reaction engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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