Future Perspectives in Catalysis

Future perspectives in catalysis
Text and production:  Bram Vermeer
Photography: Thorsten Arendt
Lay-out: Ann-Christine Cordes and Maximilian Werner
Publication: Rutger van Santen for the Dutch National Research School Combination  Catalysis Controlled by Chemical Design  (NRSC-Catalysis)
ISBN: 9789081408615
May 2009

Catalysis has become the heart of our modern chemical industry. It ensures more efficient use of finite natural resources, it helps prevent waste and air pollution, and it makes industry safer. 
Since 1999 the Dutch National Research School Combination Catalysis Controlled by Chemical Design (NRSC-Catalysis) has been conducting a highly innovative research program.  It brought together scientists from various key disciplines at eight Dutch universities, in a long-term effort to extend the boundaries of our knowledge. Many fundamental and practical barriers have been surmounted thanks to the intensification of research. 
This publication presents new challenges in catalysis research. The 21st century demands technology ensuring cleaner and more sustainable production methods.