Special Issue "Metal Catalysts for Renewable Energies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019) | Viewed by 10085
Interests: heterogeneous catalysts for CO2 valorization; dry and steam reforming of methane; autothermal reactions; thermal and photothermal activation; H2 purification; WGS reaction and PROX; CO2 hydrogenation; methanation reaction; CO2 electrochemical reduction; SOECs; SOFCs; catalytic devices for VOCs abatement (indoor and outdoor); CO and CH2 oxidation; NO SCR by NH3, HC, EtOH; antifouling and bactericidal activity of green materials
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Topics: Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Energy generation from fossil fuels has been identified as the main cause of environmental pollution. The replacement of part of the fossil fuel consumption by renewable energy is a central strategy in the 21st century to improve resource and energy efficiency.
The hydrogen technologies can contribute to the development of new renewable energy systems. Renewable hydrogen may be obtained from biomass and water electrolysis; moreover, thermal and photocatalytic decompositions are also attracting some attention as methods to obtain renewable hydrogen. In particular, the photocatalytic water-splitting technology has a great potential for low-cost, environmentally friendly solar hydrogen production in support of the future hydrogen economy.
CO2 is a key molecule for the catalytic production of short-chain olefins (ethylene, propylene) as well as of syngas, formic acid, methanol, dimethyl ether, and hydrocarbons via the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis.
Biomass valorization is nowadays another important area of research aimed at producing energy and chemicals from sustainable resources. The three main catalytic routes to transform biomass into fuels and chemicals are gasification, pyrolysis, and hydrolysis.
Considering that the development of new catalysts and technologies for renewable energy production has been the subject of intense research efforts during the past decade, the present Special Issue will explore the application of metal catalysts for renewable energy. We invite you to submit your research in the form of original research papers, mini reviews, or perspective articles. Papers aiming at understanding catalysts’ properties and possible reaction pathways through a knowledge-driven approach are welcome.
Dr. Leonarda Francesca Liotta
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- Renewable energies
- water electrolysis
- hydrogen production
- CO2 capture and conversion
- biomass transformation
- bioproducts production
- solar photocatalysis