Describing novel methods and catalytic strategies to conserve and maintain air, water, and soil quality, researchers from a range of disciplines discuss the role of interface science in environmental remediation. They detail approaches to separate, reuse, recover, and treat potentially valuable materials using techniques in ion exchange and adsorption; develop and design new catalysts to enhance production, energy, and cost efficiency; and evaluate and improve existing treatment strategies for recycling of plastics and wastes. The 17 studies were developed from presentations at the symposium Application of Interface Science to Environmental Pollution Control (Chicago, August 2001).
NOX/SOX ABATEMENT. Zeolite-Based Catalysts for the Abatement of NOx and N2O Emissions from Man-Made Activities. Transient In Situ IR Study of Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO on Cu-ZSM-5. Comparison of Catalytic Reduction of NO by Propene on Zeolite-Based and Clay-Based Catalysts Ion-Exchanged by Cu. Chemistry of Sulfur Oxides on Transition Metal Surfaces. Studies on Catalysts/Additives for Gasoline Desulfurization via Catalytic Cracking. WATER TREATMENT: HEAVY METAL AND ORGANIC REMOVAL. Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Media by Ion Exchange with Y Zeolites. Design and Synthesis of New Materials for Heavy Element Waste Remediation. Chemical Methods of Heavy Metal Binding. Interaction of Oil Residues in Patagonian Soil. Effectiveness of Carbon Nanofibers in the Removal of Phenol-Based Organics from Aqueous Media. Effective Acidity-Constant Behavior Near Zero-Charge Conditions. CATALYTIC APPROACHES TO ORGANIC POLLUTANT REMEDIATION. The Activity, Mechanism, and Effect of Water as a Promoter of Uranium Oxide Catalysts for Destruction of Volatile Organic Compounds. Detoxification of Concentrated Halogenated Gas Streams Using Solid Supported Nickel Catalysts. TiO2 Nanoparticles for Photocatalysis. Use of a Pt and Rh Aerosol Catalyst for Improved Combustion and Reduced Emissions. WASTE MINIMIZATION: RECYCLE OF WASTE PLASTICS. Polymer Waste Recycling over "Used" Catalysts. Catalytic Dehalogenation of Plastic-Derived Oil. Index.