Special Issue "Fundamentals and Catalytic Applications of Oxide-Based Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 268
Metal oxide catalysts have shown a remarkable performance towards a wide range of acid–base, hydrotreating, and oxidation reactions in many refining and petrochemical processes. Thus, understanding the catalytic activity at micro- and nanoscale is essential for designing effective oxide-based catalysts. The physical properties of catalytically active oxide materials, such as size, surface area, shape, or porosity, directly affect the performance of resulting catalysts towards different reactions. Furthermore, the use of adequate supports, including zeolites, MOFs, carbon, silica, and alumina, is necessary to disperse oxide particles and activate the substrate, thereby improving the thermal and electrical conductivity of catalysts. Overall, considerable efforts have been invested in searching for cost-effective and multifunctional oxide catalysts to replace conventional noble metal catalysts. Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, communications, and review articles that focus on the novel design, development, and modelling of oxide-based catalysts at micro- and nanoscale towards industrially relevant reactions, including CO oxidation, hydrogenation of hydrocarbon, and hydrogen/oxygen evolution.
Dr. Simuck F. Yuk
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- material science
- micro- and nanostructures