Special Issue "CO2 Capture and/or Its Catalytic Transformation into Fuels or Valuable Chemicals II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 4571
Interests: acid catalysis; CO2 capture; sustainable fuels; catalysis; zeolites
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Interests: catalysis; zeolites; biomass; CO2; green-products
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; petrochemistry; CO2 capture and utilization
Over the last century, life expectancy has doubled, and most human-related activities have dramatically improved with respect to security and comfort. Unfortunately, despite the enormous benefits, industrial production schemes and consumption patterns are mostly based on non-recycled energy sources. Additionally, less than 0.1% of CO2 produced by anthropogenic means is currently recycled or mitigated.
The ever-increasing CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, leading to global warming, is one of the main problems that humankind has to face during the 21st century. To avoid the fact that sooner or later, humanity will directly start to suffer from it, there is an urgent need to reduce this CO2 level through its capture at the main sources of emissions, such as coal-fired power plants, and even better, to try to sequestrate it directly from the atmosphere.
In addition to CO2 capture, it is now mandatory to design efficient catalysts to set new processes for its chemical valorization into either fuels (methane, methanol, dimethyl ether) or key building blocks such as olefins, aromatics, epoxides, carbonates, etc.
This Special Issue is devoted to presenting the central catalytic role of the aforementioned topics, for example:
- CO2 capture, separation, and post-treatment to its sequential uses;
- CO2 platform-based chemistry (CO2 used as a reactant);
- Uses of CO2 integrated into processes to afford green products such as formic acid, CO, methanol, methane, cyclic carbonates, and hydrogen;
- Reduction in gas emissions related to CO2 mitigation processes (NOx and SOx).
Dr. Benoît Louis
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Maciel Pereira
Dr. Qianwen Zheng
Dr. Nicholas Musyoka
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- CO2 capture
- CO2 conversion
- solid sorbents
- heterogeneous catalysis
- mitigation of greenhouse gases