Special Issue "New Insights into Catalysis for Hydrogen Production and Fuel Conversion"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2025 | Viewed by 121

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Zhourong Xiao
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Guest Editor
State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology (MMST), Hebei Key Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China
Interests: hydrogen production; fuel conversion; CO2 reduction and utilization; photothermal coupling catalysis; catalytic mechanism
Dr. Guozhu Li
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Guest Editor
Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Interests: design and synthesis of new fuels; hydrogen production; theoretical calculations and machine learning; high-density endothermic fuels; precious metal hydrogenation catalysts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, energy and environmental issues have become increasingly prominent worldwide. The efficient catalytic conversion of fuels to prepare various energy chemicals and hydrogen is an important way to solve energy and environmental problems and has received widespread attention. There are various forms of hydrogen production through fuel catalytic conversion, including the commonly used heterogeneous fuel steam/oxygen reforming for hydrogen production, biomass gasification for hydrogen production, cracking for hydrogen production, boron ammonia/formic acid decomposition to produce hydrogen, propane dehydrogenation for hydrogen production, and fuel homogeneous conversion for hydrogen production. Catalysts/catalytic materials play a crucial role in the catalytic conversion of fuel to hydrogen. Therefore, it is necessary to provide a platform for researchers and engineers to discuss the mechanisms and current state of catalysts in the application of such a conversion.

This Special Issue "New Insights into Catalysis for Hydrogen Production and Fuel Conversion" focuses on the preparation, characterization, performance, and mechanism analysis of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts in the conversion of fuel to hydrogen. All research (experiment and theory) within the scope of this Special Issue, including original research and review articles, short exchanges and opinion articles, is welcome.

Dr. Zhourong Xiao
Dr. Guozhu Li
Guest Editors

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  • fuel conversion
  • energy conversion
  • hydrogen production
  • energy conversion
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • steam reforming
  • cracking
  • dehydrogenation
  • biomass gasification
  • catalytic mechanism
  • theoretical calculations

Published Papers

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