Special Issue "New Carbon Materials from Biomass and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Jorge Bedia
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Chemical Engineering Department, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: preparation of new carbon materials with high added value obtained from biomasic waste for adsorption operations, as catalyst support or bulk catalysts for different reactions; water purification by photocatalysis with different materials, including MOFs Keywords: carbon materials; MOFs, adsorption; photocatalysis
Prof. Carolina Belver
Carbon-based materials, such as chars, activated carbons, one-dimensional carbon nanotubes, and two-dimensional graphene nanosheets, have shown great potential for a wide variety of applications. These materials can be synthesized from any precursor with a high proportion of carbon in its composition. Although fossil fuels have been extensively used as precursors, their unstable cost and supply have led to the synthesis of carbon materials from biomass. Biomass covers all forms of organic material, including plants both living and in waste form, and animal waste products. It appears to be a renewable resource because it yields value-added products prepared using environmentally-friendly processes. The application of these biomass-derived carbon materials include electronic, electromagnetic, electrochemical, environmental and biomedical applications. Thus, novel carbon materials from biomass are a subject of intense research, with strong relevance to both science and technology. The main aim of this Special Issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417) is to present the most relevant and recent insights in the field of the synthesis of biomass-derived carbons for sustainable applications, including adsorption, catalysis and/or energy storage applications. Some of the key topics relevant to this Special Issue are:
- Synthesis and applications of hydrochars from the hydrothermal carbonization of biomass.
- Preparation and characterization of biomass-derived activated carbons for adsorption processes with special attention to the removal of emerging contaminants and heavy metals.
- Synthesis of carbon-based materials from biomass as bulk catalysts or supports for catalysis or photocatalysis.
- Energy storage in carbon materials obtained from biomass.
- Biomass-derived carbons for batteries.
- Porous carbons materials obtained from biomass for carbon dioxide capture.
We look forward to your submission.
Prof. Jorge Bedia
Prof. Carolina Belver
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- CO2 capture
- Energy storage