Special Issue "Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes for Environmental Remediation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2023 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editors

Department for Nanostructured Materials, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: advanced ceramics; recycling; mechanical characterization; sintering; numerical modeling; microstructural characterization of ceramics
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
2. Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA), Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: multiferroics; relaxors; composites; quantum dots; biology
Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA), Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: development of novel polymeric nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanostructures for improved mechanical, thermal, conductive, and wear performances
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The scientific field of heterogeneous catalysis is very prominent because of its capabilities in accelerating the reaction rate with high conversion, product selectivity, and low cost. The mentioned capabilities are practically proven in many critical industrial processes. The recyclability of heterogeneous catalysts has a crucial role in enabling sustainable development and mitigating the secondary pollution problem.

In this context, this Special Issue aims to collect a series of novel contributions in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. The Special Issue is devoted but not limited to (1) preparation of heterogeneous catalysts with high efficiency, low cost, and low energy consumption, which could be potentially used in the environmental remediation; (2) preparation of the catalysts with larger specific surface area and higher activity; (3) achieving uniform distribution of the loaded active components on the surface of the carrier; and (4) suggesting new application fields of heterogeneous catalysts, such as the application in degradation of microplastics in the environment.

Full papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome in the following areas:

  • Synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts (bulk catalysts; supported catalysts such as carbon-based catalysts, oxide-based catalysts, core–shell structured, thin-film catalysts, etc.
  • Process and mechanism of heterogeneous catalysts in environmental remediation (heterogeneous Fenton catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, etc.)
  • Modification and functionalization of natural materials applicable in photocatalysis to develop reusable technologies.

Dr. Milan Vukšić
Dr. Igor Bdikin
Dr. Gil Gonçalves
Guest Editors

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  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • environmental remediation
  • synthesis
  • characterization
  • mechanism
  • emerging pollutants
  • coating

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