Preface. Complete List of Authors. Fundamentals of Adsorption. Adsorption - its development and applications for practical purposes (A. Dąbrowski). Industrial carbon adsorbents (A. Świątkowski). Standardization of sorption measurements and reference materials for dispersed and porous solids (E. Robens, K.-F. Krebs, K. Meyer, K.K. Unger). Spectroscopic characterization of chemically modified oxide surfaces (J. Pesek, M. Matyska). Advances in characterisation of adsorbents by flow adsorption microcalorimetry (A.J. Groszek). Temperature programmed desorption, reduction, oxidation and flow chemisorption for the characterisation of heterogeneous catalysts. Theoretical aspects, instrumentation and applications (M. Fadoni, L. Lucarelli). Adsorption with soft adsorbents and adsorbates. Theory and practice (G.F. Cerofolini, L. Meda, T.J. Bandosz). Application in Industry. Advanced technical tools for the solution of high capacity adsorption separation (G. Horvath, M. Suzuki). The mutual transformation of hydrogen sulphide and carbonyl sulphide and its role for gas desulphurization processes with zeolitic molecular sieve sorbents (M. Bulow, W. Lutz, M. Suckow). Nitrogen separation from air by pressure swing adsorption (N.O. Lemcoff). Methodology of gas adsorption process design. Separation of propane/propylene and n/iso-paraffins mixtures (J.A.C. Silva, F. Avelino da Silva, A.E. Rodrigues). Fractionation of air by zeolites (S. Sircar, M.B. Rao, T.C. Golden). Production, characterization and applications of carbon molecular sieves from a high ash Greek lignite (P. Samaras, X. Dabou, G.P. Sakellaropoulos). Development of carbon-based adsorbents for removal of mercury emissions from coal combustion flue gas (M. Rostam-Abadi, H-C. Hsi, S. Chen, M. Rood, R. Chang, T.R. Carey, C.F. Richardson, W. Rosenhoover). Sorption properties of gas/coal systems, degasification of coal seams (J. Toth). The influence of properties within particles of active carbons on selected adsorption processes (B. Buczek). Moisture sorption and transport processes in paper materials (B.V. Ramarao). Adsorption on aluminas - current applications (H. Fleming). Thermal stability of low-temperature alumina-sorbents and catalysts (O.V. Andryushkova, O.A. Kirichenko, V.A. Ushakov). Aluminium hydroxide as selective sorbent of lithium salts from brines and technical solutions (V.P. Isupov, N.P. Kotsupalo, A.P. Nemudry, L.T. Menzeres). Sol-gel preparation of nanostructural adsorbents (Y.S. Lin, S.G. Deng). Ceramic membranes - characterization and applications (E.S. Kikkinides, A.K. Stubos, K.P. Tzevelekos, A.Ch. Mitropoulos, N. Kanellopoulos). Adsorption controlled preparation of heterogeneous catalysts (S. Haukka, E.-L. Lakomaa, T. Suntola). The use of activated carbon as catalyst and catalyst carrier in industrial applications (W.M.T.M. Reimerink). Adsorption of proteins and its role in modern technology and environmenal protection (V.N. Izmailova, G.P. Yampolskaya). Protein adsorption dissociation constants in various types of biochromatography (D.C. Patel, R.G. Luo). Interactions of solutes with monodispersed colloids - practical aspects (E. Matijevic). Solid desiccant dehumidification systems (T.K. Ghosh, A.L. Hines). Applications of Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) of alkanethiolates on gold (S.-W. Tam-Chang, I. Iverson). Adsorption methods in technology of chemooptical interface for fiber optic chemical sensors (A. Dybko, W. Wroblewski). Adsorption principles, design data and adsorbent materials for industrial applications: A Bibliography 1967 - 1997 (M.S. Ray). Subject index.