Special Issue "Catalytic Combustion"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Marco J. Castaldi
Chemical Engineering Department, The City College of New York, City University of New York, 140th Street at Convent Avenue, Steinman Hall, Room 307, New York, NY 10031, USA
Website: http://ccllabs.wordpress.com/people/marco-j-castaldi/
E-Mail: mcastaldi@che.ccny.cuny.edu
Phone: +1 212 650 6679
Interests: reforming catalysis; gasification; combustion; reaction engineering; mechanisms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Catalytic combustion has been studied extensively for a variety of catalyst formulations and fuel conversion. In the late 1980’s to early 2000’s catalytic combustion of natural gas was determined to be one of a couple of technologies that can meet ultra-low NOx (i.e., less than 3 ppmV@15% O2) requirements in the power generation industry. The extreme temperature gradients and rapid reaction kinetics are coupled with the requirement to maintain a low pressure thus making the design of the system very challenging. Although the pace of development has slowed recently there is still research continuing primarily due to the attributes associated with catalytic combustion. For example, catalytic combustion enables operation outside the flammability regime and it releases heat directly onto a surface enabling non-conventional heat integration. Furthermore, it has been shown that catalytic combustion has the ability to interrupt the NOx formation pathways and does not allow carbon-based emissions, such as CO and UHC to be released making it a true pollution prevention technique. Finally, there are some very similar performance characteristics with partial oxidation systems. It is anticipated that as synthetic fuels are developed their combustion characteristics will vary yet catalytic combustion may normalize those variations.

This special issue will cover numerous developments in the area of catalytic combustion research.

Prof. Dr. Marco J. Castaldi
Guest Editor


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  • catalysis
  • combustion
  • pollution prevention
  • high temperature

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p. 774-793
by , ,  and
Catalysts 2013, 3(4), 774-793; doi:10.3390/catal3040774
Received: 28 June 2013; in revised form: 5 August 2013 / Accepted: 26 September 2013 / Published: 15 October 2013
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p. 646-655
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Catalysts 2013, 3(3), 646-655; doi:10.3390/catal3030646
Received: 25 May 2013; in revised form: 10 July 2013 / Accepted: 26 July 2013 / Published: 2 August 2013
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p. 378-400
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Catalysts 2013, 3(2), 378-400; doi:10.3390/catal3020378
Received: 20 December 2012; in revised form: 16 February 2013 / Accepted: 25 March 2013 / Published: 8 April 2013
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p. 88-103
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Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 88-103; doi:10.3390/catal3010088
Received: 10 November 2012; in revised form: 13 November 2012 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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