Editors: Vassilis J. Inglezakis, Antonis A. Zorpas

Handbook of Natural Zeolites

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $292
Printed Copy: US $268
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-60805-446-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-261-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080526151120101

Introduction

Handbook of Natural Zeolites provides a comprehensive and updated summary of all important aspects of natural zeolites science and technology. The e-book contains four sections covering the relevant scientific background, established technologies, recent discoveries and future perspectives. All 28 chapters in this handbook are presented by highly respected scientists and leaders in natural zeolites science and include extensive references. The text in this e-book is supported by excellent figures and tables. As a result, novices and established scientists alike will find this comprehensive volume a great resource for years to come

Indexed in: Book Citation Index, Science Edition, Scopus, EBSCO.

Preface

This book has started back in time, during our PhD study in the National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering (Greece) when Vassilis was working in the Chemical Reaction Engineering lab and Antonis in the General Chemistry lab both experimentalists, both on natural zeolites but on different subjects: water/wastewater and sewage sludge treatment, respectively. However, it took more than 14 years to for us to mature as scientists and to come up with the ambition and the determination to write a book on Natural Zeolites.

We will never forget our excitement when by accident we have independently discovered a strange behavior of clinoptilolite; the smaller particle size followed slower kinetics towards the ion exchange both in aqueous and solid phase systems, a clear contrast to the basic theory. Our first common article was a reality in 2002: Particle Size Effects on Uptake of Heavy Metals from Sewage Sludge Compost Using Natural Zeolite Clinoptilolite, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 250, pp. 1-4.

It is a honor for us to have in our book an impressive number of 36 authors coming from 12 different countries, namely Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Sweden, UK, Turkey, Iran, Canada, Brazil and Australia. The authors are mainly coming from Universities (61%) and public research institutes (28%) with considerable participation of private sector (11%). Thus, we consider that the geographical, cultural, scientific and professional diversity of the authors guarantees the quality of this work.

The participation of Professor Alan Dyer in our book as signatory of the Preface is an event that we will never forget and will always be an ultimate honor for us.

From this position we have the need to thank by hart all those who have supported us as well as all those who have discourage us throughout our carrier; all experiences are valuable. We have learned that the most important values of life are the ones which are without price; hereby after 14 years we offer you the output of a long-lasting friendship.

For Vassilis and Antonis research is an Art. We hope the readers to appreciate our efforts and to enjoy reading.

Please note that no financial contributions or any potential conflict of interest to any of the book chapters exist.

Vassilis J. Inglezakis
SC European Focus Consulting SRL
Bacau
Romania

Antonis A. Zorpas
Cyprus Open University, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Environmental Conservation and Management
Institute of Environmental Technology and Sustainable Development
Laboratory of Environmental Friendly Technology
P.O.Box 34073, 5309
Paralimni Cyprus

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