Special Issue "Catalysts in Thermo-Chemical Upcycling of Solid Wastes into High-Value Products, 2nd Edition "

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 270

Special Issue Editors

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Environmental Catalysis, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; ozone conversion; waste to carbon; waste to syngas; environmental sustainable processes
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Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Interests: photocatalytic technology in the environment and energy conversion; flue gas purification; clean energy conversion and utilization; resource utilization of solid waste
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following a successful first edition, we are pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of a Special Issue entitled "Catalysts in Thermo-Chemical Upcycling Solid Wastes to High-Value Products".

Thermochemical upcycling solid wastes, such as municipal solid wastes, waste plastics, and biomass, to high-value products helps to address the global solid waste crisis, reduce the climate impacts, and realize circular economy by resources recovery. Fundamental breakthroughs in strategy, technology, process, and catalysts are urgently needed to accelerate developments in this emerging area.

We invite contributions related to the use of solid wastes of different types (household, industrial, etc.) into high-value products (oil, syngas, carbon, etc.) via various technologies (pyrolysis, gasification, catalytic reforming, catalytic decomposition, catalytic partial oxidation, etc.). Specially, contributions related to catalyst design, preparation, performance, lifetime, stability, and regeneration during the catalytic processes for upcycling solid wastes are welcome.

Dr. Haiming Wang
Dr. Jingbo Jia
Guest Editors

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  • solid wastes to carbon materials
  • solid wastes to energy
  • solid wastes to syngas
  • solid wastes to oil
  • solid wastes to chemicals
  • pyrolysis of solid wastes
  • gasification of solid wastes
  • catalytic reforming
  • yield and selectivity

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