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Porous Materials for Sustainable Futures

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 589

Special Issue Editor

School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: functional porous materials; nanomaterials; solid waste resource utilization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the rapid development of industry and society, environmental issues, energy crisis, and resource scarcity have attracted ever-increasing concern. To create sustainable futures, a variety of new materials have been explored to date. At present, diversified porous materials such as traditional zeolites and activated carbon as well as emerging metal-organic frameworks have been developed due to the high specific area, large pore volume, and adjustable pore size. These porous materials have exhibited fascinating properties and promising applications in many fields. This Special Issue aims to cover studies on the synthesis and modification of diverse porous materials for applications in environment, energy, construction, and building engineering.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews dealing with environmental remediation, energy storage, construction, and building engineering using a variety of porous materials are welcome. Contributions can be from different research backgrounds, including chemistry, environmental science, materials science, civil engineering, and so forth.

Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Synthesis and applications of porous materials, such as zeolites, activated carbon, mesoporous materials, metal-organic frameworks, and covalent organic frameworks, for sustainable development;
  2. Porous materials for environmental application;
  3. Porous materials for energy storage;
  4. Porous materials for construction and building engineering;
  5. Reuse and recycling of industrial solid waste to varieties of porous materials.

I am looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Ning Yuan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • porous materials
  • zeolites
  • metal-organic materials
  • adsorption
  • catalysis
  • environmental remediation
  • energy storage
  • buildings
  • solid waste
  • wastewater

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