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Precious Materials Handbook

  • Book
  • B-944
  • ISBN 978-3-8343-3259-2
Published January 01, 2012 by Vogel Business Media GmbH & Co. KG in Germany
Precious Materials Handbook
Language:
  • English
Pages:
  • 576 pages
The Precious Materials Handbook focuses on how metal-based materials and compounds are used in practical applications such as catalysts, rechargeable batteries, and solar cells fuel cells, among others. As scarcity becomes a bigger issue to be tackled, the attention towards precious and special metals has increased. Because of their importance in cutting-edge technology development, understanding how to source them sustainably becomes a vital part of doing business. In this comprehensive title, novel solutions are described addressing the problem of limited supply, emerging technologies, and the scientific tools that accelerate the process of research and development. Precious Materials Handbook expands on the fundamental contribution of these unique materials to crucial applications, with examples selected in line with specific mega-trends, such as: • Resource scarcity and the sustainable use of metals • More stringent emission control standards • Electrification of vehicles • Increase in renewable energy production • Each chapter has a preface written by an internationally recognized expert, who comments on current trends, and assesses the potential of the technologies regarding their relevance, and significance in the market place. The main topics covered are: • Availability of metal and materials • Methods to develop advanced materials • Precious metals • Materials for heterogeneous catalysis • Materials for fuel cells • Materials for photovoltaics • Advanced battery materials