The Catalyst Handbook bridges the traditional gap between theory and practice. It provides fundamental information on heterogeneous catalysis and the practicalities of the catalysts and processes used in producing ammonia, hydrogen and methanol via hydrocarbon steam reforming. It also covers the oxidation reactions in making formaldehyde from methanol, nitric acid from ammonia and sulphuric acid from sulphur dioxide. This revised and authoritative edition is designed for use in the chemical industry and by those in teaching, research and the study of industrial catalysts and catalytic processes. Plant operators will find this a unique source of a wealth of information about processes, and practical details about catalysts: including handling/charging, reduction, monitoring plant performance, deactivation, and discharge. Students will find this book extremely useful for obtaining practical information which is not available in more conventional textbooks.