Commemorative Special Issue for Prof. Dr. Dion Dionysiou

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Catalysis".

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1. Institute for Technical Chemistry, Leibniz University Hannover, 30167 Hannover, Germany
2. Laboratory of Photoactive Nanocomposite Materials, Saint-Petersburg State University, Ulyanovskaya Str. 1, Peterhof, 198504 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Management of Water Resources, Technion, Haifa 3200003, Israel
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology, Corner of Athinon and Anexartisias 57, P.O. Box 50329, 3603 Lemesos, Cyprus
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Redox Technologies, Inc., Western University Research Park, 100 Colip Circle, London, ON, Canada
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With heavy heart, we announce a Special Issue dedicated to the memory of Professor Dionysios (Dion) Dionysiou, who passed away at 57 years old on November 20th, 2023. This Special Issue will honor his remarkable contributions to catalysis, environmental engineering, and water pollution treatment.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dion made significant strides in advancing our understanding of radical generation and their application in degrading organic water contaminants. His groundbreaking research, characterized by over 600 publications cited more than 68,000 times, has left an indelible mark on the field. As a tribute to Dion's legacy, this Special Issue will focus on topics closely aligned with his areas of expertise. We invite researchers to submit original research articles and reviews covering the following themes, but are not limited to:

  • Radical generation and their applications in environmental catalysis;
  • Novel catalytic approaches for water pollution monitoring and treatment;
  • Catalytic Chemical oxidation and reduction technologies;
  • UV and biological processes for water catalytic treatment;
  • Catalytic Oxidation and Reduction Technologies;
  • Electrocatalytic and Electrochemical Oxidation and Reduction Technologies;
  • Fenton and Photo-Fenton Catalytic Oxidation Processes;
  • UV Based Catalytic Oxidation processes.

In addition to honoring Dion's pioneering work, this Special Issue seeks to inspire further innovation and collaboration in addressing pressing environmental challenges. We welcome contributions from colleagues, collaborators, and admirers of Dion's work. We also welcome contributions from researchers attending the 28th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air, and Soil.

We extend our condolences to Dion's family, friends, colleagues, and the broader catalysis community. May this Special Issue serve as a fitting tribute to his enduring legacy and outstanding impact on environmental science and engineering.

Prof. Dr. Detlef W. Bahnemann
Prof. Dr. Yaron Paz
Dr. Maria G. Antoniou
Dr. Hussain Al-Ekabi
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  • environmental catalysis
  • water, air, and soil pollution or treatment
  • Fenton catalytic oxidation
  • UV-based catalytic oxidation
  • catalytic advanced oxidation technology

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