Special Issue "Nanomaterials in Catalysis Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 29042
Interests: nanomaterials and nanotechnology; heterogeneous nano-catalysis; environmental catalysis (NOx, N2O; CO, CH4, VOCs, H2S and SO2 emissions control); catalysts’ promotion; electrochemical promotion; surfaces and interfaces; electrochemistry; fuel cells; CO2 utilization; biogas and natural gas valorization
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Interests: catalysis; nanomaterials and nanotechnology; ceramic; composite and porous materials; oxide glasses; hybrid materials; mesoporous and phyllomorphic materials based on silicon or carbon; clay based materials; photocatalytic materials; magnetic oxide nanoparticles and zero valence iron; activated carbon materials produced from biomass; structure and physicochemical properties of materials with vibrational spectroscopic techniques; thermal analysis; porosimetry
Interests: catalysis; nanomaterials and nanotechnology; chemistry of phyllomorphous (2D) materials (in particular inorganic layered structures, clay-based materials (clays, pillared clays, organo-clays, LDHs), carbon layered structures, TMDs, germanane etc.); carbon nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene, graphite oxide, carbon dots, molecular diamonds); hybrid organic–inorganic nanocomposites; mesoporous materials; metallic (magnetic or semiconducting) nanoparticles and biocatalysts
Great advances have been recorded in heterogeneous catalysis and/or electrocatalysis as a result of the ongoing progress in nanotechnology that provides efficient approaches and advanced methods for the design of nano-structured composite materials subjected to specific nanomorphologies and enhanced metal–metal and metal–support interactions. Surface-induced and/or support-mediated promotion of catalytic performance through metal–metal and metal–support interactions, as well as surface morphology (size/shape of catalyst nanoparticles), are issues that have a crucial role in determining and improving the efficiency and robustness of heterogeneous catalytic materials for specific applications. Fine-tuning of critical physicochemical properties of the materials, such as electron affinity (work function), oxidation state, and morphology of nanoparticles is therefore achieved, enabling catalytic activity, selectivity and time-on-stream stability optimization of the materials for reactions with high environmental and energy importance.
Apparently, heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis played, play, and will continue to play a major role in industrial processes for large-scale synthesis of commodity chemicals of global importance and in catalytic systems that possess a critical role in energy generation and environmental protection approaches. Among others, such ecofriendly and cost-efficient applications involve, for example, deNOx, deN2O, and VOCs emissions control systems, waste treatment, photocatalytic, biorefinery, CO2 utilization and fuel cells applications, as well as hydrocarbons processing for H2, added-value chemicals and liquid fuels production.
The titled Special Issue aims to cover current experimental studies, in the field of nanomaterials synthesis, their characterization, and application in heterogeneous catalysis and/or electrocatalysis. Therefore, advanced synthesis routes, characterizations, catalytic and electrocatalytic activity/stability evaluation, and fundamental understanding of structure–activity relationships or possible metal–metal and metal–support interactions under desired reactions are very welcome.
Prof. Dr. Ioannis V. Yentekakis
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Gournis
Prof. Dr. Michael A. Karakassides
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- Heterogeneous catalysis and/or electrocatalysis
- Nano-structured catalytic materials
- Advanced synthesis routes
- Structural textural physicochemical characterizations
- Catalysts promotion
- Metal–metal and metal–support interactions
- Nanomaterials for energy applications
- Nanomaterials for emissions control applications
- Environmental catalysis applications
- Nano-structured photocatalysts
- Electrodes and fuel cells