Special Issue "Innovative Nano and Micro Heterogeneous Catalysts for Wastewater Treatment and Industrial Processes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2021) | Viewed by 646

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Javier Miguel Ochando-Pulido
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Guest Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of sustainable wastewater treatment and industrial processes is considered a fundamental task for various researchers and companies, since the re-utilization of wastewater in the same process that has generated it is one of the pillars of a circular economy. A notable number of materials, at micro or nano-scale, have been produced in the last twenty years, with the aim of developing sustainable processes to allow the complete re-utilization of wastewaters in industrial processes or for anthropic activities and use. Between these novel materials, heterogeneous catalysts, directly suspended as a powder in the liquid phase in stirred-tank reactors or supported on packing materials to fill packed-bed reactors, have been widely adopted to develop heterogeneous catalyzed industrial processes or for the treatment of complex wastewaters. Fenton treatment still represents a suitable catalytic process for the removal of various organic contaminants as well as for the recovery/removal of heavy metals (Cr(VI), U(VI), As(V), etc.) and can be developed in different ways, also without the necessity of hydrogen peroxide addition (such as in the case of nano-Fe(0) particles use).

In this Special Issue, interested researchers are invited to submit original research papers, as well as review articles, on any topic related to the application of heterogeneous catalysts for the development of industrial production processes or wastewater processes. The studies should report the complete re-use of the treated wastewater and of the used catalyst in another process (for industrial or civil/agricultural uses), focusing on the overall costs and sustainability of the proposed processes.

Dr. Giorgio Vilardi
Prof. Javier Miguel Ochando-Pulido
Guest Editors

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  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Industrial catalysis
  • Organic recalcitrant pollutants
  • Azo-dyes
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Reactor configuration
  • Kinetic modeling
  • Reactor scale-up

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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