State of the Art and Future Challenges in Zeolite Catalysts

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 277

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Faculty of Science and Engineering, Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, Henriksgatan 2, FI-20500 Turku, Finland
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; catalyst synthesis; nanoporous materials; catalyst characterization; zeolite catalysis; refinery processes; hydrocarbon conversion; reaction mechanism; biomass transformations
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Dear Colleagues,

Zeolite catalysts are intensively used in the several petroleum refinery processes, such as catalytic cracking, paraffins and xylene isomerization, alkylation process, methanol-to-gasoline conversion, and aromatization for the production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes. Besides petroleum refinery processes, zeolite catalysts are also applied to the production of fine and speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and medicinal drug molecules.  Due to their unique properties, such as ion exchange, uniform pore dimensions, shape selectivity, thermal stability, resistance to coke formations, and isomorphous substitutions, these catalytic materials are used for the development of green process technology development. Several zeolite catalyst structures have been applied to solve environmental problems, such as exhaust emission control from motor vehicles, industrial waste water purication, and the removal of pharmeceuticals from aqueous phases. Taking into consideration that zeolite catalysts can be regenerated and reused several times, these catalytical materials are very cost-effective and efficient in the production of fuel components and chemicals. The future challenges of zeolite catalysts are applications in the development of environmentally friendly processes, the discovery of novel zeolite catalysts with new structures, and the effective processing of crude oil to value-added fuel components.

Dr. Narendra Kumar
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Keywords

  • zeolite catalysts
  • refinery processes
  • novel zeolites structures
  • fine chemicals
  • speciality chemical synthesis
  • metal-modified catalysts
  • noble and transition metal modification
  • microporous and mesoporous zeolites
  • catalyst regeneration
  • catalyst reuse
  • water purification using zeolite catalysts

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