Special Issue "CO2-Derived Products"

A special issue of C — Journal of Carbon Research (ISSN 2311-5629).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Enrico Andreoli
Guest Editor
Energy Safety Research Institute, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
Interests: carbon dioxide capture and utilisation; industrial decarbonisation; sustainable and clean energy generation; materials science and engineering; nanocarbons; electrochemistry; photovoltaics; sensors; drug delivery
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Dear Colleagues,

Salicylic acid, urea, and ethylene carbonate are large scale products made with carbon dioxide as one of the raw materials. Ethylene, methane, methanol, and formic acid can also be made from CO2, provided a hydrogen source is available. Other possible products are polymers, such as polycarbonates and polyurethanes, incorporating variable amounts of CO2. In all these examples, carbon dioxide is upgraded to value-added products. However, upgrading CO2 is challenging because of the energy required for the products to form, often needed to overcome high reaction activation barriers. It follows that novel approaches are needed to make useful products more efficiently, particularly using less energy, and it would be better if it were low carbon energy.

In this Special Issue of C Journal of Carbon Research, we invite authors to submit original communications, articles, and reviews on the experimental and theoretical aspects of the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to products. This includes work on new or better ways of incorporating CO2 in organic molecules, or more efficient thermal, electro, and photo chemical approaches to the formation of alcohols and hydrocarbons, or syngas for further processing to fuel, or biochemical systems for high value chemicals production, or other relevant novel approaches.

Dr. Enrico Andreoli
Guest Editor

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  • carbon
  • catalysis
  • synthesis
  • mechanism
  • process
  • energy

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Development of La Doped Ni/CeO2 for CH4/CO2 Reforming
C 2018, 4(4), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/c4040060 - 07 Nov 2018
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Methane dry reforming (MDR) allows the transformation of carbon dioxide and methane, the two main greenhouse gases, into syngas. Given the high endothermicity of the process, it is necessary to produce a catalytic system that is very active, selective and resistant to coking [...] Read more.
Methane dry reforming (MDR) allows the transformation of carbon dioxide and methane, the two main greenhouse gases, into syngas. Given the high endothermicity of the process, it is necessary to produce a catalytic system that is very active, selective and resistant to coking deactivation; this work focuses on the development of a heterogeneous catalyst based on nickel supported on cerium oxide. Several strategies of synthesis of the catalysts were studied with particular attention to the lanthanum addition methodology. Both supports and catalysts, fresh and used, were deeply characterized by different techniques (N2 physisorption, TPR, XRD, SEM). The effect of temperature on activity and selectivity of the different catalysts was also studied. A positive effect of lanthanum addition is strongly related to the synthetic methodology. Incipient wetness impregnation of lanthanum precursor on an already calcined ceria has led to the best catalytic activity. This behaviour is due to a more effective interaction between nickel and the support, which results in a higher dispersion of the active phase. The structural modifications have led to an improvement of the redox pump of the ceria, reducing the formation of coke during the reaction and improving the stability on time on stream. Full article
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