Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry Engineering

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical and Molecular Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 August 2024 | Viewed by 939

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pellegrino La Manna
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Department of Civil Engineering, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy
Interests: organic chemistry; advanced oxidation processes; supramolecular chemistry
Dr. David Hermann Lamparelli
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Dipartimento di Chimica e Biologia 'Adolfo Zambelli', Università di Salerno, I-84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: isoprene; polybutadienes; polymerization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions to this Special Issue, titled “Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry Engineering”.

The development of new catalytic systems with a particular emphasis on sustainability represents a challenge for the modern society, which is ever more committed to ensuring a greener future for the next generations. The adoption of novel strategies based on the use of well-designed catalysts (both homogeneous and heterogeneous) can improve our capabilities to deal with several issues (selectivity, yield, reactants consumptions, catalyst loss and waste minimization) commonly encountered in catalytic processes. This Special Issue aims to cover recent advances in the field of sustainable catalysis, with a special emphasis on topics related to the valorization of industrial waste, conversion of carbon sources like carbon dioxide into valuable compounds in a benign way, and the valorization of renewable biomass.

Dr. Pellegrino La Manna
Dr. David Hermann Lamparelli
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • sustainability
  • catalysis
  • biomass
  • industrial waste
  • carbon dioxide

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Conversion of NOx over Aluminosilicate Cu-CHA Zeolite Catalysts Synthesized Free of Organic Structure-Directing Agents
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(24), 13001; https://doi.org/10.3390/app132413001 - 05 Dec 2023
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Cu-CHA zeolites have proven to be effective for NOx reduction, but a drawback in using CHA zeolites is the cost associated with using expensive organic structure-directing agents. To overcome this drawback, we are reporting here the synthesis of Cu-CHA zeolite catalysts in [...] Read more.
Cu-CHA zeolites have proven to be effective for NOx reduction, but a drawback in using CHA zeolites is the cost associated with using expensive organic structure-directing agents. To overcome this drawback, we are reporting here the synthesis of Cu-CHA zeolite catalysts in both their NH4-form as well as K-form that do not require the use of organic structure-directing agents. After comprehensive characterization by XRF, XRD, 27Al NMR spectroscopy, FE-SEM, SEM/EDS, N2-adsorption/desorption, NH3-TPD, H2-TPR, and XPS, the zeolite catalysts were tested for NOx conversion by NH3-selective catalytic reduction (NH3-SCR). Cu-NH4-CHA zeolite catalysts exhibited remarkable activity and thermal stability over a wide temperature window, outperforming their counterpart K-forms. Among the NH4-forms of CHA zeolite catalysts, the 0.1 M Cu-NH4-CHA showed the best catalytic performance, achieving 50% NOx conversion at a temperature as low as 192 °C, and reaching full conversion of NOx at 261 °C. These Cu-based CHA zeolite catalysts are promising thanks to their environmentally friendly synthesis and offer the opportunity of maximizing DeNOx strategies in applications for NOx pollution abatement. Full article
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