Chapter Synthesis Methods of Catalyst Adsorbents, Ion Exchangers, and Permeable Materials
Synthesizing, or producing, new materials or modifying existing ones is as old as our civilization. The concept of synthesis describes a set of chemical and physical procedures that result in a material with a group of properties, which allow its various applications. In this regard, obtaining new materials or modifying existing materials is only possible through a superior comprehension of the fundamental chemical and physical principles that govern the synthesis procedures, the structure of the material, and the desired properties. Behind this effort is a growing demand for better materials, and only during the last 100 years, these efforts have grown into a science-materials science.