Selected Papers from 8th International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials (ICANM2021)

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the selected articles presented at the 8th International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nanomaterials, ICANM2021, on 9–11 August 2021 (https://icanm2020.iaemm.com/), will be published in a Special Issue of the Crystals journal. ICANM2021 encourages authors to submit manuscripts within the topics and sub-topics of ICANM2021: https://icanm2020.iaemm.com/Conference-Topics.php to the Special Issue of Crystals. The conference topics of ICANM2021 include advanced & nanomaterials, as well as a variety of fields such as bionanomaterials, composites, ceramics, functional materials, novel nanomanufacturing methods, surface engineering, coatings, etc. Manuscripts may address, but are not restricted to, any of the conference topics and sub-topics of ICANM2021.

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  • Advanced & Nanomaterials
  • Bio-Nanomaterials
  • Composites; Ceramics
  • Functional Materials
  • Novel Nanomanufacturing Methods
  • Surface Engineering and Coatings etc.

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Influence of Reduction Temperature on the Structure and Naphthalene Hydrogenation Saturation Performance of Ni2P/Al2O3 Catalysts
by Ze Li, Jie-Ying Jing, Zhi-Qiang Qie and Wen-Ying Li
Crystals 2022, 12(3), 318; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst12030318 - 24 Feb 2022
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Jet fuel rich in hydroaromatics and cycloalkanes could be derived from direct coal liquefaction oil via the hydrogenation saturation process. Developing an efficient catalyst to transform naphthalene hydrocarbons to hydroaromatics and cycloalkanes with high selectivity plays a significant role in realizing the above [...] Read more.
Jet fuel rich in hydroaromatics and cycloalkanes could be derived from direct coal liquefaction oil via the hydrogenation saturation process. Developing an efficient catalyst to transform naphthalene hydrocarbons to hydroaromatics and cycloalkanes with high selectivity plays a significant role in realizing the above hydrogenation saturation process. In this work, Ni2P/Al2O3 catalysts were prepared at different reduction temperatures via the thermal decomposition of hypophosphite. We investigated the influence of reduction temperature and the results showed that reduction temperature had an important impact on the properties of Ni2P/Al2O3 catalysts. When the reduction temperature was 400 °C, the Ni2P particle size of the Ni2P/Al2O3 catalyst was 3.8 nm and its specific surface area was 170 m2/g. Furthermore, the Ni2P/Al2O3 catalyst reduced at 400 °C obtained 98% naphthalene conversion and 98% decalin selectivity. The superior catalytic activity was attributed to the smaller Ni2P particle size, higher specific surface area and suitable acidity, which enhanced the adsorption of naphthalene on Ni2P/Al2O3 catalyst. Full article
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A Study of Gas Transport Mechanisms for CH4/CO2 Using Ceramic Membranes
by Priscilla Ogunlude, Ofasa Abunumah, Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki and Edward Gobina
Crystals 2021, 11(10), 1224; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst11101224 - 12 Oct 2021
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Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and their effects have been a matter of global concern over the past decade. As the demand for energy grows in developing economies, there has been a challenge in harnessing and utilising sustainable forms of energy to meet these [...] Read more.
Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and their effects have been a matter of global concern over the past decade. As the demand for energy grows in developing economies, there has been a challenge in harnessing and utilising sustainable forms of energy to meet these demands, and despite the effect of global warming and the problems associated with it, the use of fossil fuels is still increasing. This problem has negatively impacted the climate because greenhouse gases evolved from burning fossil fuel increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and lead to global warming. This study investigates a method of channelling biogas for use as a sustainable energy source by using membrane technology. Initially, by observing the behaviour of biogas components as they travel selectively through the membrane support, the findings showed that both fluid and structural properties have significant impacts on the separation process. The next approach is to modify the membrane to obtain these optimal conditions. Furthermore, by introducing an agent that serves as an adsorptive medium for maximising contact between the pore walls and the gas molecules, this creates an adsorptive layer that preferentially draws the target gas to its surface to deliver both high permeability and selectivity of the membrane. Full article
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