Special Issue "Catalytic CO2 Conversion"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 198

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Zhuo Xiong
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School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: CO<sub>2</sub> conversion; photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; photothermal catalysis
Prof. Dr. Xiaobo Chen
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Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Missouri—Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
Interests: nanomaterials; photocatalysis; water splitting; CO2 reduction; hydrogen production; rechargeable batteries; superhydrophobic/hydrophilic surface; microwave absorption; environmental pollutant removal
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Prof. Dr. Yongchun Zhao
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State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: Hg emission and control; trace elements emission and control; CO2 utilization and CO2 mineral sequestration; photocatalytic for pollutant removal
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Catalytic CO2 conversion is a promising route to reducing CO2 emission and providing valuable chemicals and fuels. However, the traditional CO2 conversion process usually suffers from high reaction temperature and large energy consumption.  To achieve a carbon-neutral CO2 conversion process, it is necessary to drive CO2 conversion by using renewable energies such as solar energy, wind, and/or renewable hydrogen and electricity. Therefore, CO2 catalytic conversion including photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, and thermalcatalysis has attracted wide attention and will play a more important role in the near future. This Special Issue welcomes both review and original research articles on all aspects of catalytic CO2  conversion.

This Special Issue will focus on, but is not limited to:

  • Development of novel catalysts with high efficiency, electivity, and stability;
  • Novel catalytic CO2 conversion pathways and technologies;
  • Mechanistic and kinetic understanding of CO2 catalytic conversion;
  • Design and development of novel reactors for photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, thermalcatalysis, etc.;
  • Integrated approaches combining CO2 capture, conversion , production separation , and/or reactant recycling;
  • Technical-economic analysis of technologies for catalytic CO2

Dr. Zhuo Xiong
Prof. Dr. Yongchun Zhao
Prof. Dr. Xiaobo Chen
Guest Editor

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  • CO2 conversion
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • thermalcatalysis
  • reaction mechanism
  • reactor design

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Tentative title: A p-n heterojunction catalyst between Cr doped MgAl-LDH and Co3O4 for CO2 Photocatalytic Reduction
Authorship: Jie Xu, PHD candidate; Zijian Zhou, lecturer.
Abstract: In order to improve the charge transfer performance and obtain high electron utilization efficiency, a Type-II heterojunction was constructed between Co3O4 and Cr-doped LDHs. The results showed that the charge transfer performance was further improved while the electron transport path and reaction mechanism were revealed. When no photosensitizer was added and only sacrificial agent was present, the CO yield of Cr-doped LDHs under visible light is 1.48 μmol•g-1•h-1, and the CO yield of Co3O4/LDH is 7.42 μmol•g-1•h-1, which was increased by 5.0 times.
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