Syngaschem’s Foteini Sapountzi coauthors new edition of well-known textbook on catalysis

In 2016, Professor Roel Prins of ETH Zürich, together with his colleagues Profs Anjie Wang and Xiang Li of Dalian University of Technology published their book “Introduction to Heterogeneous Catalysis” which soon became a widely accepted text for teaching catalysis to graduate students, particularly in China. Developments go fast in catalysis, largely driven by the worldwide desires to reduce global warming and use renewable sources of energy and materials, and hence already a few years after the appearance of the book the authors decided to publish a new and extended edition (392 pages), with new chapters on the cleaning of hydrocarbon fuels by hydrotreating, and on electrocatalysis as the main future tool for hydrogen production with renewable electricity and potential for conversion of CO2 as well.
Syngaschem considers it an honor that Dr Foteini Sapountzi has been invited to contribute the chapter on electrocatalysis. By experience we know very well that she not only has become a generally recognized expert on the subject, but she also has great talent for presenting the subject in a didactically sound and attractive way. We congratulate all four authors on the publication of the Second Edition and trust that it will be received as well as the original version.

The Syngaschem Bookshelf 

Although Syngaschem’s main objective has been to disseminate the outcome of our research in scientific articles for the established journals of the field, our staff has published or has contributed to several books, which we show on the shelf below.

  • Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics (together with Ib Chorkendorff, Denmark’s Technical University; published by Wiley-VCH, Weinheim) is from 2017 (earlier editions in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and 2010)
  • Scientific Leadership (coauthored with Jan Karel Felderhof of Syngaschem BV; published by DeGruyter, Berlin) is from 2017, as well.
  • Chemical Energy Storage, edited by Robert Schlögl of the Fritz-Haber Institute and published by DeGruyter, Berlin, is a multi-author book, with a large chapter on synthesis gas chemistry by Jan van de Loosdrecht and Hans Niemantsverdriet in the 2013 version, which was integrated in a larger section in the recent edition of 2022.
  • The book Catalysis by Fuels stems from a successful Royal Society of Chemistry conference in Capetown in 2017, and has several contributions from Kees-Jan Weststrate and Hans Niemantsverdriet, who also served as one of the organizers.

On the right is the latest book with a substantial Syngaschem contribution, as described above.

Published on July 15, 2022