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A Practical Guide to Isotherms of ADSORPTION on Heterogeneous Surfaces

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ADSORPTION - general reading

Some of those books seem to be a bit old, however are often a much better reading for a newcomer to adsorption, than newer but very specialized ones.

  1. J.H. de Boer, "The Dynamical Character of Adsorption", Clarendon Press, Oxford 1953.
  2. T.L. Hill, "An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics", Addison-Wesley, Reading 1960.
  3. D.M. Young and A.D. Crowell, "Physical Adsorption of Gases", Butterworths, London 1962.
  4. S. Ross and J.P. Olivier, "On Physical Adsorption", Wiley, NY 1964.
  5. J.J. Kipling, "Adsorption from Solutions of Non-Electrolytes", Academic Press, London - NY 1965.
  6. J. Oscik, "Adsorption", PWN Warsaw - Ellis Horwood Ltd., Publishers, Chichester 1982, Chapter 4.2
    (A short book but very good reading on all important aspects of adsorption; it was first published in Polish in late sixties and was later updated; English translation is based on Polish 1979 edition)
  7. A. Clark, "The Theory of Adsorption and Catalysis", Academic Press, NY 1970.
  8. A.J. Pierotti, "Physical Adsorption: The interaction of Gases with Solids", J.Wiley, NY 1971.
  9. D.H. Everett (with co-workers) - "Colloid Science: Specialist Periodical Report", The Chemical Society, London, vol. 1(1973), vol.2 (1975), vol.3 (1979), vol. 4 (1983).
  10. W.A. Steele, "The interaction of Gases with Solid Surfaces", Pergamon Press, Oxford 1974.
  11. J.G. Dash, "Films on Solid Surfaces", Academic Press, NY 1975.
  12. S.J. Gregg and K.S.W. Sing, "Adsorption, Surface Area and Porosity". 2nd ed., Academic Press, London 1982.
  13. M.M. Dubinin in "Characterisation of Porous Solids" (eds: S.J. Gregg, K.S.W. Sing and H.F. Stoeckli), Soc.Chem.Ind, London 1979.
    (A lot of other interesting papers in this volume).
  14. A. Derylo-Marczewska and M. Jaroniec, "Adsorption of Organic Solutes form Dilute Solutions on Solids", Chapter 5 in: Surface and Colloid Science (ed. E. Matijevic), Plenum Press, NY 1987, vol. 14.
    (A review on experiment and theory of adsorption in dilute solutions; see also Chapter 2 on adsorption from nonelectrolytes)
  15. M. Jaroniec and R. Madey, "Physical Adsorption on Heterogeneous Solids", Elsevier, Amsterdam 1988.
  16. W. Rudzinski and D.H. Everett, "Adsorption of Gases on Heterogeneous Surfaces", Academic Press, London 1991.
  17. F. Rouquerol, J. Rouquerol and K. Sing, "Adsorption by Powders and Porous Solids", Academic Press, 1999.
  18. "Adsorption: Theory, Modeling and Analysis" (ed. J. Toth), Surfactant Sci. Series vol. 107, M.Dekker, NY 2002.
  19. C.N. Hinshelwood, Kinetics of chemical change, Oxford Univ. Press 1940.
  20. R.M. Barrer, "Diffusion in and through Solids", Cambridge University Press, NY 1941.
  21. J. Crank, "The Mathematics of Diffusion", 2nd ed. Clarendon Press, Oxford 1975.
    (1st ed. 1956).
  22. D.M. Ruthven, "Principles of Adsorption and Adsorption Processes", Wiley, NY 1984.
Necessary background:
  1. J. Israelachwili, "Intermolecular and Surface Forces ...", Academic Press, 1985 (1st edition) (later editions are strongly extended)
    A must-read book!
Some books/sources suggested by readers with their comments:
From Marcel Neitsch (Germany):
  1. D.D. Do: "Adsorption Analysis: Equilibria and Kinetics"
    (M.N.: The first part is about isotherm modeling and there are over 50 equations compiled and discussed)
  2. J.W. Patrick (edt.): "Porosity in Carbons"
    (M.N.: May be only the first article (by Byrne and Marsh) is interesting for anyone who works on adsorption, but I think this is one of the best articles for one who starts with adsorption)
Physical Chemistry:
  1. P.W. Atkins, "Physical Chemistry", Oxford Univ. Press, London 1990 (4th ed.).
  2. P.W. Atkins, "The Elements of Physical Chemistry", Oxford Univ. Press, London 1996 (2nd ed.).
  3. P.W. Atkins, "Concepts in Physical Chemistry", Oxford Univ. Press, London 1995.
Other useful books and sources:
  1. H.B. Dwight, "Tables of Integrals and Other Mathematical Data", MacMillan Coomp., NY 1961.
  2. W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vetterling, B.P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in Fortran, 2nd ed., Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992. [ You may find Fortran 77 and Fortran 90 NumRec books at Cornell Library On-Line ]
    ("Numerical Recipes in Fortran", "... in Pascal" and "... in C" with accompanying code - all are great programming cook-books and and give good theoretical background for a variety of numerical problems - though code rarely is very efficient, it is always a good starting point for research on a numerical problem)
  3. More links to programming and mathematical resources on my ProgZone page (you may load entire ProgZone Index instead).

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