Special Issue "Challenges in Chemical Processes"
A special issue of Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2012)
Prof. Dr. Volker Hessel
Micro Flow Chemistry and Process Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, P. O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 40 247 2973
Interests: micro process technology; flow chemistry; process intensification; green processing; holistic evaluation; flow systems engineering; life cycle analysis; cost analysis
Dr. Timothy Noël
Micro Flow Chemistry & Process Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, Helix, STW 2.49, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: continuous manufacturing; photochemistry; micro process technology; homogeneous catalysis; organic synthesis; reaction design
In the last few decades, tremendous efforts have been devoted towards the development and design of new chemical processes. These processes are required to be more selective and energy efficient in order to reduce production costs, as well as reducing its impact on the environment. Research towards this goal is still gaining momentum and there are still many challenges ahead of the scientific community. In this special issue, published in Challenges, we create a forum to publish research with respect to “Challenges in Chemical Processes”. We envision manuscripts both with chemical and engineering focus, i.e. highlighting recent, cutting-edge developments on chemical reactions, their processing and their reactors/plants. In particular, this includes challenges in employing alternative energies in chemical processes, hydrogen production for fuel cells, developing novel pathways for organic synthesis and in particular for biofuels/biomass, devising new and improved reactor designs, improving synthetic methodologies by means of microreactor technology, flow chemistry, process intensification, photochemistry, green chemistry, green processing, catalysis or biocatalysis, and developing and using tunable and green solvents (e.g. ionic liquids, fluorous solvents, etc.) for the chemical industry. We will consider any submissions associated with novel and advanced Chemical Processes.
Prof. Dr. Volker Hessel
Dr. Timothy Noël
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Challenges is an international peer-reviewed Open Access biannual journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- alternative energy
- hydrogen production
- reactor design
- microreactor technology
- green chemistry
- green processing
- tunable solvents
- process intensification
- novel synthetic pathways
Challenges 2012, 3(1), 49-69; doi:10.3390/challe3010049
Received: 7 March 2012 / Accepted: 8 June 2012 / Published: 19 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (454 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Improving Product Quality with Entrapped Stable Emulsions: From Theory to Industrial Application
Challenges 2012, 3(2), 84-113; doi:10.3390/challe3020084
Received: 10 May 2012; in revised form: 15 June 2012 / Accepted: 25 June 2012 / Published: 10 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (995 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Continuous-Flow Processes in Heterogeneously Catalyzed Transformations of Biomass Derivatives into Fuels and Chemicals
Challenges 2012, 3(2), 114-132; doi:10.3390/challe3020114
Received: 11 May 2012; in revised form: 19 June 2012 / Accepted: 11 July 2012 / Published: 12 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (678 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Challenges 2012, 3(2), 194-211; doi:10.3390/challe3020194
Received: 27 July 2012 / Accepted: 14 August 2012 / Published: 22 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (3212 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) Production from Hexoses: Limits of Heterogeneous Catalysis in Hydrothermal Conditions and Potential of Concentrated Aqueous Organic Acids as Reactive Solvent System
Challenges 2012, 3(2), 212-232; doi:10.3390/challe3020212
Received: 25 July 2012 / Accepted: 22 August 2012 / Published: 13 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (997 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 24 October 2012