Special Issue "Catalytic Pyrolysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018) | Viewed by 29461
Interests: pyrolysis; gasification; spouted bed; biomass; waste management
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Greater environmental awareness is driving society towards the development of sustainable models and the advancement of green chemistry. Thus, recent decades have seen a growing interest in biomass and waste valorisation processes. Among these routes, thermochemical ones are those with best perspectives for full-scale deployment. Indeed, pyrolysis is an efficient and eco-friendly process for the production of fuels, chemicals and hydrogen from different types of biomasses and wastes (e.g., plastics and waste tyres). However, the commercial success of pyrolysis is restricted by the products’ poor quality and the process’s limited selectivity. Within this scenario, catalytic pyrolysis is a feasible alternative to overcome the limitations of thermal pyrolysis. The incorporation of acid catalysts into pyrolysis processes has proven to be a key factor for the production of fuels and chemicals, such as light olefins and aromatics. Furthermore, the use of reforming catalysts allows developing alternative routes for hydrogen production. In spite of the interest in catalytic pyrolysis, there are challenges that must be addressed prior to its large-scale implementation, such as improving catalyst design, studies with real wastes, in-depth deactivation and regeneration studies, and the optimization of product distribution to enhance the production of high value-added products.Dr. Gartzen Lopez
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- waste plastics
- waste tyres
- light olefins