Special Issue "Mesoporous Materials for Photocatalytic and Environmental Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2022) | Viewed by 4513
Interests: metal–organic frameworks (MOFs); graphene-related materials (GRMs); MOF-derived metal oxides; carbon-based materials; biomass-derived materials; nanomaterials; hybrids; composites; material synthesis; material characterization
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Mesoporous materials are a broad family of porous solids, with pores sizes between 2 and 50 nm, including ordered mesoporous silicas, organosilicas, zeolites, zeolite-like materials, mesoporous TiO2, templated carbons, pillared materials, and so on.
Mesoporous materials are continuously attracting the interest of academy and industry researchers thanks to their versatility in many fields of science and technology. Customized materials with ordered and uniformed porosity, produced by applying different synthetic approaches (sol–gel technique, solvothermal synthesis, soft- and hard-templating synthetic strategies, and microwave heating), find application in adsorption, catalysis, ion exchange, separations, environmental processes, electrochemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.
This Special Issue is aimed at covering recent research and new trends in the use of mesoporous materials for photocatalytic and environmental applications such as gas sensing, sequestration and/or conversion of gaseous organic pollutants (greenhouses gases and VOCs), removal of heavy metal ions from contaminated water, removal and/or conversion of organic pollutants from contaminated water, with particular attention paid to emerging pollutants and enzyme immobilization for the bio-catalytic removal of organic pollutants.
Contributions in the form of research papers, communications, and reviews are welcome. Reviews on the design, the synthesis, and the surface functionalization of mesoporous materials will be also considered.Dr. Valentina Gargiulo
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- Mesoporous materials
- Organic pollutants
- Heavy metals removal
- Water decontamination
- Gas sensing
- Greenhouses gases
- Emerging pollutants.