Special Issue "Conversion of CO2 into CO Using Heterogeneous Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018)
Treatment of carbon dioxide, regarded to be responsible for climate change, has been attracting attention for the last two to three decades, and, recently, not only storage of carbon dioxide, but also the synthesis of value-added products out of carbon dioxide has become of importance. Among various chemical compounds produced out of chemical reactions, in which carbon dioxide is used as a reactant, carbon monoxide is regarded to be particularly valuable, since carbon monoxide, one of the syngases, can be used as a starting material for synthesizing other hydrocarbon molecules via further reactions. Examples for synthesizing valuable hydrocabon molecules out of carbon monoxide are the synthesis of methanol or C2,C3 olefins via the Fischer–Tropsch process. There are various strategies for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide: Reverse water gas shift or dry reforming can be possible routes of production of carbon monoxide out of carbon dioxide, and electrochemical methods can also be taken into account. In any case, heterogeneous catalysts are required for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and many investigations have been recently devoted to deveolping catalysts for these reactions, with high catalytic activity, selectivity, and stability. Though, much more works should be done for developing superior catalysts, on the other hand, unveiling mechanism of deactivation and regenertion of catalysts on atomic scale should also be coupled with development of highly active and stable catalysts for conversion of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and advances in fabricating novel catalysts with high activity and stablity for catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. Moreover, deactivation behavior, as well as regenertion of catalytic activity via various processes and their mechanims, should be important subjects for this Special Issue.
Prof. Young Dok Kim
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- Carbon dioxide
- Carbon monoxide
- Reverse water gas shift
- Dry reforming