||Robert P. Heskerth, Martin A. Abraham
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In 1997, the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers was initiated to afford researchers in the reaction engineering community a greater opportunity to participate in the national discussion. It was decided that one of the initial programming events of the new division would be a Topical Conference on Environmental Reaction Engineering and Catalysis. Shortly thereafter, the division teamed up with the North American Catalysis Society to organize the Second World Congress on Environmental Catalysis, and the Topical Conference on Environmental Reaction Engineering became a separate entity. This Topical Conference took place at the AIChE 1998 Annual meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. We would like to acknowledge the members of the topical conference organizing committee, who helped to develop the technical sessions on which this book is based: John C. Friedly, MIT Practice School, Jan J. Lerou, Dupont USA, Yuri Matros, Matros Technologies, Jonathan Phillips, The Pennsylvania State University, Peter Smirniotis, University of Cincinnati, and Theodore Tsotsis, University of Southern California...