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Heterogeneous Catalysis on Metal Oxides

Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, Université P. & M. Curie, Sorbonne Université, UMR-CNRS 7197, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris, France
Catalysts 2017, 7(11), 341;
Received: 8 October 2017 / Revised: 25 October 2017 / Accepted: 27 October 2017 / Published: 10 November 2017
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This review article contains a reminder of the fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis and a description of the main domains of heterogeneous catalysis and main families of metal oxide catalysts, which cover acid-base reactions, selective partial oxidation reactions, total oxidation reactions, depollution, biomass conversion, green chemistry and photocatalysis. Metal oxide catalysts are essential components in most refining and petrochemical processes. These catalysts are also critical to improving environmental quality. This paper attempts to review the major current industrial applications of supported and unsupported metal oxide catalysts. Viewpoints for understanding the catalysts’ action are given, while applications and several case studies from academia and industry are given. Emphases are on catalyst description from synthesis to reaction conditions, on main industrial applications in the different domains and on views for the future, mainly regulated by environmental issues. Following a review of the major types of metal oxide catalysts and the processes that use these catalysts, this paper considers current and prospective major applications, where recent advances in the science of metal oxide catalysts have major economic and environmental impacts. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal oxide catalysts; heterogeneous catalysis; main catalytic reactions; main catalytic processes metal oxide catalysts; heterogeneous catalysis; main catalytic reactions; main catalytic processes

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