Special Issue "Development of Photocatalytic Processes for Air Pollution Remediation and Fuels Production"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Michela Signoretto

Department of Molecular Sciences and Nano Systems, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, and INSTM Consortium, Via Torino 155, 30172 Mestre Venezia, Italy
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; catalysts design; nanomaterials; sustainable industrial chemistry; biomass valorization; biorefinery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In addressing the most pressing issues of the 21st century, namely environmental pollution remediation and alternative fuel production, photocatalysis represents a powerful technology to exploit light radiation to obtain strategic products for the economies of today and tomorrow. There is a wide range of possible approaches that can be pursued, either organic or inorganic pollutant oxidation for air quality remediation or solar fuel production from waste biomass or CO2-rich flue gases. Within heterogeneous photocatalysis, the most promising, yet challenging, strategy is to design materials for specific processes, the possible great potential has not yet been achieved yet.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide insight on cutting edge photocatalytic technologies, focusing on the most important on innovative solutions for efficient photocatalytic pollutant abatement and fuel production. Photocatalysts, the key component of this technology, and process design need to be designed according to each reaction’s specific needs, finding the best way to solve them.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michela Signoretto
Guest Editor

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  • Photocatalysis
  • Environmental remediation
  • Gas phase reactions
  • Solar fuels
  • Catalyst formulation
  • Photocatalytic process design
  • Liquid phase reactions
  • NOx removal
  • VOCs abatement

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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