Special Issue "Catalytic Oxidation in Environmental Protection"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Eleni Iliopoulou

Laboratory of Environmental Fuels and Hydrocarbons (LEFH), Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Interests: catalytic abatement of atmospheric pollutants (CO, NOx, SOx, methane); heterogeneous catalysts synthesis; mesoporous materials; nanostructured metal oxides; zeolites; supported catalysts; structure/activity/selectivity relationships in catalysis; lignocellulosic waste biomass; valorization; biofuels; bio-commodities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As is well known, interest in different aspects of environmental catalysis has been steadily growing, in both academic and industrial sectors, and, thus, great efforts have been devoted worldwide to investigate the design, synthesis and application of novel multifunctional materials as oxidation catalysts for the removal of harmful pollutants, aiming to improve air and water quality. The first case refers to a plethora of major air pollutants emitted from various sources, such as CO, VOCs, ozone, particulate matter, other toxic air pollutants (including ammonia, benzene, dioxin, mercury, etc.), and, of course, greenhouse gases, such as methane and nitrous oxide. Concerning the latter case, a large variety of research groups are devoted to the evaluation of new photocatalytic materials and the elimination of contaminants and pathogens in both aqueous and gaseous phases, while other additionally deal with water decontamination by processes, such as catalytic wet peroxide oxidation, Fenton-alike reactions and electrochemical oxidation.

The current Special Issue aspires to compile some of the most recent and forward-looking concepts related with all aspects of catalytic oxidation technology for environmental protection, ranging from design and synthesis, characterization, efficiency and deactivation of novel materials, as well as new pioneering concepts of catalytic processes, reaction kinetics and modelling/simulation of materials and reactions.

Dr. Eleni Iliopoulou
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Pollution abatement (CO, VOCs, methane, ammonia, soot, etc.)
  • wet-oxidation
  • photo- and electrocatalysis

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Open AccessArticle Effects of Preparation Method on the Structure and Catalytic Activity of Ag–Fe2O3 Catalysts Derived from MOFs
Catalysts 2017, 7(12), 382; doi:10.3390/catal7120382
Received: 30 October 2017 / Revised: 4 December 2017 / Accepted: 5 December 2017 / Published: 9 December 2017
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Abstract
In this work, Ag–Fe2O3 catalysts were successfully prepared using several different methods. Our main intention was to investigate the effect of the preparation methods on the catalysts’ structure and their catalytic performance for CO oxidation. The catalysts were characterized by
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In this work, Ag–Fe2O3 catalysts were successfully prepared using several different methods. Our main intention was to investigate the effect of the preparation methods on the catalysts’ structure and their catalytic performance for CO oxidation. The catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption–desorption, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), H2-temperature program reduction (H2-TPR) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). Ag–Fe catalysts prepared by impregnating Ag into MIL-100 (Fe) presented the best catalytic activity, over which CO could be completely oxidized at 160 °C. Based on the characterization, it was found that more metallic Ag species and porosity existed on Ag–Fe catalysts, which could efficiently absorb atmospheric oxygen and, thus, enhance the CO oxidation. Full article
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