Featured Papers in “Environmental Catalysis” Section

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

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Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, Université Lille, Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, UMR CNRS 8181, 59652 Villeneuve d\'Ascq, France
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; environmental catalysis; VOC catalytic oxidation; plasma-catalysis; transition metal oxides; material surface characterisation
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Department of Nanomaterials in Natural Sciences, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Studentska 1402/2, Liberec 1, Czech Republic
Interests: chemical engineering; nanotechnology; environmental engineering; theoretical chemistry; environmental chemistry; adsorption; sustainable chemistry; water and wastewater treatment; anaerobic biogas; digestion; bioremediation
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Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 2, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Interests: synthesis of novel mesoporous materials; core–shell structures; metal-free carbon catalysts; catalytic combustion of volatile organic compounds; selective oxidation of hydrocarbons; surface analysis with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

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Division of Environmental Technology, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town 11800, Penang, Malaysia
Interests: environmental water pollutants and their safe removal; preparation of various nano-materials to protect the environment; water and wastewater treatment; adsorption and ion exchange; microbial fuel cells; advanced oxidation process; activated carbons and their electrochemical properties; environmental catalysis
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School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Interests: environmental catalysis; air pollution control

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Catalysis plays a crucial role in addressing the urgent environmental challenges we face today, such as air and water pollution, climate change, and the depletion of natural resources. To tackle these issues, it is essential to develop efficient and sustainable catalytic processes. This Special Issue aims to showcase cutting-edge research and advancements in the field of "Environmental Catalysis" through a collection of featured papers.

To address these challenges, two strategies have been implemented. The first approach involves reducing emissions through source reduction by improving process efficiency. The second strategy involves intercepting emissions before their release using end-of-pipe technologies. Among these technologies, catalytic processes have emerged as one of the most promising methods for removing pollutants from air or liquid media. This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest original and high-quality research communications, articles, and review articles on the catalytic elimination of gas-, liquid-, and solid-phase pollutants. The papers explore various aspects of catalysis, encompassing both fundamental studies and practical applications, with the common goal of promoting sustainable environmental practices.

The design of novel technologies is required to solve problems related to the environment, especially regarding the treatment of low amounts of pollutants in the air and CO2 activation. Photocatalysis and electrocatalysis are considered the most promising technologies, and the combination of photo- and thermo-catalytic effects is an emerging trend for improving catalytic performance. The design of novel sustainable catalytic materials is another challenge with the emerging synthesis of more energy-efficient protocols such as mechano-chemistry, microwave, or non-thermal plasma-assisted synthesis.

The papers included in this Special Issue cover a wide range of topics, focusing on the catalytic elimination of gas-, liquid-, and solid-phase pollutants. These pollutants, including VOCs, NOx, SOx, CO2, CH4, organic compounds, and soot, significantly contaminate air, water, and soil, posing threats to human health and the environment. With governments worldwide implementing stringent regulations and policies to combat outdoor pollution, indoor pollution is also gaining recognition as a significant public health concern.

By highlighting the potential of catalysis in addressing environmental issues, this Special Issue hopes to inspire researchers, engineers, and policymakers to further explore and harness its capabilities. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and the adoption of sustainable catalytic processes, we can pave the way toward a cleaner and greener world.

Prof. Dr. Jean-François Lamonier
Prof. Dr. Stanisław Wacławek
Prof. Dr. Piotr Kuśtrowski
Dr. Mohd Rafatullah
Dr. Lei Ma
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  • catalysis
  • thermal catalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • biocatalysis
  • sustainable catalytic processes
  • design of novel technologies
  • design of novel catalysts
  • air, water, and soil remediation
  • VOC oxidation
  • soot oxidation
  • NOx reduction
  • CO2 activation
  • CH4 activation

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