Special Issue "Iron and Cobalt Catalysts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: clean energy; carbon dioxide utilization; heterogeneous catalysis processes such as Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, aromatization, steam reforming, and water–gas shift
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; syngas conversion; hydrogen production
Since the turn of the last century—when the field of catalysis was born—iron and cobalt have been key players in numerous catalysis processes. These metals, because of their ability to activate CO and CH, remain a major economic impact worldwide. Several industrial processes and synthetic routes utilize these metals:
- Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL),
- Coal-to-Liquids (CTL),
- Natural Gas-to-Liquids (GTL),
- Alcohol Synthesis,
- Alcohol Steam Reforming,
- Polymerization Processes,
- Cross-coupling Reactions,
- Photocatalyst activated reactions.
A vast number of materials are produced from these processes, including oil, lubricants, waxes, diesel and jet fuels, hydrogen (e.g., fuel cell applications), gasoline, rubbers, plastics, alcohols, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, feed-stock chemicals and other alternative materials. However, given the true complexities of the variables involved in these processes, many key mechanistic issues are still not fully defined or understood.
This Special Issue of Catalysis will be a collaborative effort to combine current catalysis research on these metals, from experimental and theoretical perspectives on both heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts. We welcome contributions from the catalysis community on catalyst characterization, kinetics, reaction mechanism, reactor development, theoretical modeling, and surface science are all welcome.
Prof. Wilson D Shafer
Prof. Gary Jacobs
Manuscript Submission Information
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- CO activation
- CH activation