Special Issue "Catalytic Wet-Air Oxidation Processes"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Juan García

Chemical Engineering Department, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: Catalytic wet air oxidation, Adsorption processes, Synthesis and characterization of carbon materials, Wastewater treatments.
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. José L. Figueiredo

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Nanostructured Carbon Materials, Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rapid development of industrial processes generates a wide variety of wastewater, and its disposal has become a major environmental problem. Wet air oxidation (WAO) is an attractive technique for industrial wastewater treatment, involving the oxidation of organic matter at relatively high temperatures and pressures. In order to be able to employ milder operating conditions and to reduce the operating costs, catalytic wet air oxidation (CWAO) has been developed. The presence of a catalyst enhances the formation of highly reactive hydroxyl radicals and promotes the removal of reaction intermediate compounds. This Special Issue is focused on catalytic wet air oxidation processes as alternative treatment methods for aqueous pollutants. Original research papers and short reviews addressing the synthesis and characterization of new catalysts, the influence of the different operating parameters and reactor types, the reaction kinetics and mechanisms and identification of intermediates are invited for submission.

Prof. Dr. Juan García
Prof. Dr. José L. Figueiredo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Catalytic wet air oxidation
  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Toxic-Refractory wastewaters
  • Noble metal catalysts
  • Carbon-based catalysts
  • Reaction kinetics and mechanisms
  • Identification of intermediates
  • Low cost catalysts
  • Pillared clays
  • Activity and stability of catalyst

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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