This first book to offer a practical overview of zeolites and their commercial applications provides a practical examination of zeolites in three capacities. Edited by a globally recognized and acclaimed leader in the field with contributions from major industry experts, this handbook and ready reference introduces such novel separators as zeolite membranes and mixed matrix membranes. The first part of the book discusses the history and chemistry of zeolites, while the second section focuses on separation processes. The third and final section treats zeolites in the field of catalysis. The three sections are unified by an examination of how the unique properties of zeolites allow them to function in different capacities as an adsorbent, a membrane and as a catalyst, while also discussing their impact within the industry.
Dr. Santi Kulprathipanja has worked for UOP, A Honeywell Company, since 1978. He is curently a Fellow and has been recognized as a distinguished UOP inventor for being named on over 100 U.S. patents. His list of UOP innovations includes the processes used to make unleaded gasoline and biodegradable detergents, p-xylene separation - Parex(TM), Citric acid separation, the catalytic converter, the inventor of mixed matrix membranes, and the science behind the UOP MX Sorbex (TM) process, the building blocks for modern plastics. He has also been involved with developing technology that removes carcinogenic materials from fuel and other chemicals, and research technology that desulfurizes fuel in order to reduce emissions and remove odors for a cleaner environment. Dr. Kulprathipanja has edited a book entitled "Reactive Separation Process", authored numerous book chapters and published over 70 reference articles. He has also taught and supervised graduate students in the area of separation technology.