Special Issue "Advances in Catalysis for Various Carbonaceous Materials Transformations into Liquid Fuels"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Muxina Konarova Website E-Mail
Nanomaterials Centre, School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072 Australia
Interests: catalytic fast pyrolysis; syngas to oxygenates; structured catalytic reactors; biomass vapour upgrading; catalytic CO2 to alcohol; nonrecyclable plastic to chemicals and fuels feedstock

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

To meet energy and materials demand of our modern society, we continue to rely on fossil-based carbon feedstock without closing the carbon loop. This led to the accumulation of non-degradable plastic in oceans and CO2 in the atmosphere. Also, the circular economy and recycling efforts are incentivized and promoted in some countries, but its widespread industrial applications are still limited. Significant efforts are made to treat and convert mixed-waste into liquid fuels, but these are limited to catalyst-free processes. In this issue, we seek original articles on catalytic conversion of mixed-waste into liquid fuels; these include hydrothermal and solvent liquefaction, co-pyrolysis, gasification, microwave, solar thermal with or without CO2 co-feeding. Particular interest on synergetic effect of each feedstock for instance: (i) co-feeding CO2 during plastic, tyres, biomass thermal degradation,  (ii)intermediates reactivity with catalytic active sites, (iii) improving selectivity towards diesel-range hydrocarbons and (iv) catalysts promoting C-C coupling, heteroatom (O2, S, N) removal.

Dr. Muxina Konarova
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Catalytic co-pyrolysis
  • Catalytic solvent liquefaction
  • Catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction
  • Synergetic effect of CO2 co-feeding
  • Catalyst deactivation /regeneration
  • Catalytic microwave degradation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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