Chemistry International
Vol. 21, No.5, September 1999

1999, Vol. 21
No. 5 (September)
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Adsorption and its Applications in Industry and Environmental Protection.

Edited by A. Dabrowski.

Volume I: Applications in Industry

Volume I contains a brief review of adsorption history and its development for practical purposes up until now. It also presents some important information on adsorbents and catalysts, as well as on the methods of their characterization. The part of this volume dealing with practical industrial applications includes chapters presenting advanced technical tools for high-capacity adsorption separation of liquid and gas mixtures, development of new adsorbents for removal of hazardous contaminants from combustion flue gases and wastewaters, degasification of coal seams, and fabrication of inorganic membranes and their applications. A comprehensive review is also included on contemporary utility of self-assembled monolayers, adsorption proteins and their role in modern industry, adsorption methods in technology of optical fiber glasses, sol-gel technology, solid desiccant dehumidification systems, etc. The articles give both the scientific backgrounds of the phenomena discussed and emphasize their practical aspects. The chapters give not only brief current knowledge about the studied problems, but are also a source of topical literature on the subject. A comprehensive bibliography on adsorption principles, design data, and adsorbent materials for industrial applications for the period 1967-1997 concludes the book.

Volume II: Applications in Environmental Protection

Volume II contains chapters written by authoritative specialists on the broad spectrum of environmental topics in order to find a way for intense anthropogenic activities to coexist with the natural environment. The book highlights a wide spectrum of themes referring to the environmental analysis and control and molecular modeling of both sorbents and environmentally friendly adsorption processes. Also covered are new trends in applications of colloidal science for protecting soil systems, purification and production of drinking water, water and groundwater treatment, new environmental adsorbents for removal of pollutants from wastewaters and sewage, selective sorbents for hot combustion gases, some corrosion aspects, and ecological adsorption of heating and cooling pumps. The volume concludes with a comprehensive bibliography, which includes the period 1967-1997, on adsorptive separations, environmental applications, PSA, parametric pumping, ion-exchange, and chromatography. All articles give both the scientific background of the phenomena discussed and indicate practical aspects.

Volume I: ISBN 0 444 50165 7; 1090 pages; NLG 750.00/USD 431.00; Hardbound, 1999.

Volume II: ISBN 0 444 50166 5; 1090 pages; NLG 750.00/USD 431.00; Hardbound, 1999.

2-Volume Set: ISBN 0 444 82828 1; NLG 1 200.00/USD 689.50.

To order, contact Direct Marketing Department, Elsevier Science, P.O. Box 880, 1000 AW Amsterdam, Netherlands, E-mail:; Tel.: +31 20 485 3757; Fax: +31 20 485 3432; Web site: or In all correspondence, please quote reference 030-1325-9.

The Systematic Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (German)

By W. Liebscher and E. Fluck

While it is difficult to synthesize a new compound, it is still more difficult to give it a systematic name. Both these authors served for many years as members of IUPAC's Commission on Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (II.2). They review the latest recommendations for inorganic nomenclature in this new introductory-level book that should be useful to every chemist.


Rules of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology; Nomenclature Conventions (Nomenclature Systems; Proportions; Oxidation States and Valences; Prefixes; Suffixes; Descriptors; Loci; Punctuation; Ranking Sequences); Chemical Elements and Compounds (Chemical Elements Including Allotropic Forms; Names and Symbols; Isotopes; Allotropes; Compounds; Construction of Names; Ions; Substituents; Radicals; Ligands); Neutral Molecules (Substitution Nomenclature; Names of Hydrides; Coordination Nomenclature; Organometallic Species); About Stoichiometry-Based Names (Components and Ranking Sequence; Salts; Acids; Oxo-Acids and their Salts; Multinuclear Oxo-Acids; Special Cases for Phosphorus and Arsenic; Bases; Addition Compounds; Borohydrides); Borohydrides and Related Compounds (Borohydride Nomenclature; Polyhedral Clusters; Substitution and Exchange of Boron Clusters; Ions; Substituents);Isotope-Modified Compounds (Classification, Symbols, Formulas, Names); Stereoisomers (Stereodescriptors, Configuration Index, Chirality Symbols); Chains and Rings; Solids; Glossary.

ISBN 3 540 63097 X; 388 pages; 7 figures; 33 tables; 557 formulas; 31 illustrations; Price: DM 128; 1999.

To order, contact Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberger Platz 3, D-14197 Berlin, Germany, E-mail:; Tel.: +49 30 82787 715 or +49 30 82787 232; Web site:




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