Plasma Catalysis for Environment and Energy Applications

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 50

Special Issue Editor

College of Biology and the Environment, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
Interests: plasma; advanced oxidation processes; wastewater treatment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental pollution and energy shortage have become two major challenges in the 21st century, and there is an urgent need for effective ways to address them. Compared to existing treatment technologies, the oxidation–reduction performance of plasma can effectively degrade environmental pollutants, while also converting waste such as CO2 and CH4 into energy sources such as CO or alcohols. However, the problem of low energy utilization has always limited its further application. To address this issue, various forms of plasma-coupled catalysis have been proposed, such as plasma/photocatalysis, plasma/O3 catalysis, plasma/Fenton catalysis, and other catalytic methods. These coupling methods can enhance the utilization rate of plasma’s physical and chemical properties from various perspectives, thus ultimately enhancing the efficiency of pollutant removal and the energy yield. To this end, we have established a Special Issue on plasma catalytic pollutant removal and energy to solicit advanced research plans and perspectives; this is in order to provide more insights into the plasma environment and energy applications.

Dr. He Guo
Guest Editor

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  • plasma
  • catalysis
  • contaminants removal
  • energy conversion

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