By G.F. Froment, K.C. Waugh
Many tactics of the chemical are established upon heterogeneous catalysis. vital goods of those approaches are the improvement of the catalyst itself and the layout and optimization of the reactor. either points would receive advantages from rigorous and exact kinetic modeling, established upon info at the operating catalyst won from classical regular nation experimentation, but in addition from stories utilizing floor technology thoughts, from quantum chemical calculations offering extra perception into attainable response pathways and from brief experimentation facing reactions and reactors. this data is seldom mixed right into a kinetic version and right into a quantitative description of the method. normally the catalytic elements are handled through chemists and via physicists, whereas the chemical engineers are referred to as upon for mechanical features of the reactor layout and its regulate. The symposium "Dynamics of Surfaces and response Kinetics in Heterogeneous Catalysis" goals at illustrating a extra worldwide and concerted strategy via a couple of prestigious keynote lectures and significantly screened oral and poster shows.