Special Issue "Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental Remediation"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017)
Dr. Xiaoguang Duan
Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia
Interests: advanced oxidative processes; nanotechnology; environmental chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis; nanocarbon materials
Catalytic processes have significantly boosted the chemical industry and the development of human society. The pursuit of a sustainable future requires green catalytic processes in chemical production, energy conversion, and environmental remediation. For environmental catalysis, developing robust, efficient, and environmentally-benign catalysts and processes are always highly desired for the complete removal of toxic and hazardous substances in polluted air, soil, and wastewater. Moreover, considerable efforts are still required to conduct insightful mechanistic studies on the relationships between material morphology, surface chemistry, and catalytic performances, which would, not only provide meaningful guidance for rational material design, but also enable potential applications in environmental science. Advanced oxidative processes have been demonstrated as one of the most effective technologies for environmental remediation, which usually involves photocatalysis and activation of superoxides (e.g., ozone, hydrogen peroxide, peroxymonosulfate, and persulfate) to generate reactive species for the transition/decomposition of pollutants in a contaminated system. This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and advances in designing, synthesizing, characterizing, and evaluating advanced metals, metal oxides, nanocarbons, and novel hybrids for photocatalysis, advanced oxidative processes, and other applications in catalytic oxidation and environmental remediation.
Prof. Shaobin Wang
Dr. Xiaoguang Duan
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- advanced oxidative processes
- heterogeneous catalysis
- metal oxides
- persulfate activation
- hydrogen peroxide
- wastewater treatment