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Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes for Environmental Remediation

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2023) | Viewed by 380

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Department for Nanostructured Materials, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: advanced ceramics; recycling; mechanical characterization; sintering; numerical modeling; microstructural characterization of ceramics

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Centre for Mechanical Technology Automation (TEMA), Mechanical Engineering Department and Aveiro Institute of Nanotechnology (AIN), University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: material science; crystallography; nanotechnology; X-ray topography; X-ray dynamical diffraction; structure phase transitions under high pressure; thin films; domain and twinning structures; high-temperature superconductors; atomic force microscope of ceramics and ferroelectrics; organic ferroelectrics
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Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: graphene-based porous structures for heterogeneous catalysis (catalysis) and water purification (environment); three-dimensional graphene scaffolds for biomedical applications (biomaterials); nanostructured graphene substrates for selective biomolecules detection (sensors); carbon-based nanoplatforms for detection and therapy of cancer cells (therapeutic agent)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The scientific field of heterogeneous catalysis is very prominent because of its capabilities in accelerating the reaction rate with high conversion, product selectivity, and low cost. The mentioned capabilities are practically proven in many critical industrial processes. The recyclability of heterogeneous catalysts has a crucial role in enabling sustainable development and mitigating the secondary pollution problem.

In this context, this Special Issue aims to collect a series of novel contributions in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. The Special Issue is devoted but not limited to (1) preparation of heterogeneous catalysts with high efficiency, low cost, and low energy consumption, which could be potentially used in the environmental remediation; (2) preparation of the catalysts with larger specific surface area and higher activity; (3) achieving uniform distribution of the loaded active components on the surface of the carrier; and (4) suggesting new application fields of heterogeneous catalysts, such as the application in degradation of microplastics in the environment.

Full papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome in the following areas:

  • Synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts (bulk catalysts; supported catalysts such as carbon-based catalysts, oxide-based catalysts, core–shell structured, thin-film catalysts, etc.
  • Process and mechanism of heterogeneous catalysts in environmental remediation (heterogeneous Fenton catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, etc.)
  • Modification and functionalization of natural materials applicable in photocatalysis to develop reusable technologies.

Dr. Milan Vukšić
Dr. Igor Bdikin
Dr. Gil Gonçalves
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  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • environmental remediation
  • synthesis
  • characterization
  • mechanism
  • emerging pollutants
  • coating

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