Special Issue "Feature Papers in Catalytic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1398
Interests: heterogeneous catalysts for CO2 valorization; dry and steam reforming of methane; autothermal reactions; thermal and photothermal activation; H2 purification; WGS reaction and PROX; CO2 hydrogenation; methanation reaction; CO2 electrochemical reduction; SOECs; SOFCs; catalytic devices for VOCs abatement (indoor and outdoor); CO and CH2 oxidation; NO SCR by NH3, HC, EtOH; antifouling and bactericidal activity of green materials
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Topics: Green and Sustainable Chemistry
The rapid increase in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has led to significant concerns regarding climate change and its detrimental effects on the environment. As a result, there is a growing interest in finding innovative solutions to mitigate these emissions and develop sustainable practices. One promising approach is the catalytic valorisation of exhaust carbon, which involves the conversion of CO2 into valuable chemicals and fuels using catalytic and electrocatalytic processes. Dry reforming of alcohols or hydrocarbons for syngas production, CO2 methanation, and CO2 electrochemical reduction are valid approaches to transform CO2 emissions into valuable products, thereby reducing the environmental impact of carbon emissions and promoting a circular carbon economy. However, some challenges remain, such as the development of efficient and stable catalysts, the understanding of reaction mechanisms, and the integration of these processes into large-scale industrial technologies. In this sense, developing photocatalysts with high photo-conversion efficiency may solve the ensuing energy crisis and environmental concerns.
The choice and design of catalysts and electrode materials are key factors that determine the efficiency, selectivity, and economic viability of the valorisation process. The aim of the present Special Issue is to shed light on the possibilities and challenges of exhaust carbon valorisation and to inspire further technological innovation in this important area of research. Attention will be paid to the design of materials for CO2 capture and storage; new catalysts for CO2 conversion via dry reforming reactions for syngas production; Fischer–Tropsch synthesis for syngas valorization; hydrogen purification in terms of water–gas shift reaction (WGS) and preferential CO oxidation (PROX); and CO2 methanation. Moreover, the present issue will be devoted to new insights into photocatalytic materials (such as Titania/ceria/C3N4) and solid oxide electrolysis cells for CO2 conversion.
Dr. Leonarda Liotta
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- materials for CO2 capture and storage
- dry reforming of HC and alcohols
- water–gas shift reaction (WGS)
- preferential CO oxidation (PROX)
- CO2 methanation
- Fisher–Tropsch synthesis
- visible-light photocatalysis
- graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4)
- Ni-based catalysts
- TiO2 and CeO2-supported catalysts
- perovskites as cathode for solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Basic sites on ZnO, Ga2O3, and MgO catalysts - quantitative IR studies
Authors: J. Podobinski; Jerzy Datka
Affiliation: Jerzy Haber Institute on Catalysis PAS
Abstract: The reactions catalysed by basic catalysts are important branch of chemical technology, therefore the recognition of basic properties catalysts is an important problem. We elaborated the new method of quantitative IR studies of concentration of basic sites O2- and OH- independently. Up to now the adsorption studies provided only the sumaric concentration of O2- and OH- without distinguishing among them. In this study we determined concentration of O2- and OH- on basic catalysts: ZnO, Ga2O3 and MgO. with CO2 as probe molecules. The modification of surface basisity by partial dehydroxylation was also followed. We obtained information on the forms of CO2 adsorbed on these oxides (carbonates, bicarbonates, nonodentate or bidentate forms) as well.