Mini Review - Journal of Chemical Technology and Applications (2023) Volume 6, Issue 2
Catalysis and Chemical Kinetics: Key Drivers in Chemical Technology.
Catalysis and chemical kinetics are two key drivers in chemical technology, driving innovation and advancements in many industries, from pharmaceuticals to petroleum refining. In this article, we will explore the importance of these fields, their applications, and the ways in which they contribute to the development of new technologies and products. Catalysis is the process of increasing the rate of a chemical reaction by introducing a substance called a catalyst. Catalysts work by providing an alternative reaction pathway that has lower activation energy, meaning less energy is required to initiate the reaction. This allows reactions to occur more quickly, or at lower temperatures, making them more efficient and cost-effective. Catalysts are used in a wide range of applications, including the production of chemicals, fuels, and pharmaceuticals, as well as in environmental and energy-related processes.Author(s): Sheung Hou*