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Special Issue "Advances in Methane and CO2 Conversion Technology"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2022)

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Chun-Yu Lai
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Guest Editor
Zhejiang University
Interests: biofilm; methane; carbon dioxide reduction; biogas upgrading; biofuel production
Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institutedisabled, Singapore City, Singapore
Interests: methane bioconversion; anaerobic oxidation of methane; biogas bioconversion; microbial protein; liquid fuels
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Interests: carbon capture and utilization; greenhouse gas CO2 separation; sea water desalination; wastewater treatment; oil water separation; haze removal; heavy metal and organic pollutant removal from drinking water; MOF; COF; PAF; POC; PIM; CTF; MMM materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Increasing atmospheric concentrations of methane and CO2 contribute substantially to global climate change. A sustainable path to cope with this grave threat is the conversion of these greenhouse gases into value-added products. We have witnessed the development of electrocatalysis for CO2 reduction, which is close to commercialization, and the state-of-the-art chemical conversion of methane with direct or indirect route. Future technologies are moving towards higher carbon- and energy-efficiency and lower energy- and capital-input.

Emergence of methods such as photocatalysis and bioprocesses provides opportunities to achieve these goals.

This special issue aims to report the latest advances in the innovation of existing methane and CO2 conversion technologies, and particularly in the fundamental and applied aspects of emerging methods. We would like to invite researchers with expertise covering various fields to contribute to this issue. Original research articles and critical reviews are welcome.

Dr. Chun-Yu Lai
Dr. Chen Cai
Prof. Dr. Jiangtao Liu
Guest Editors

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  • methane
  • CO2
  • chemical conversion
  • bioconversion
  • photocatalysis
  • value-added products
  • climate change

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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