Special Issue "Plasma Catalysis for CO2 Recycling"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2022 | Viewed by 59

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Patrick Da Costa
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Institut d’Alembert, Sorbonne Université, CNRS UMR7190, 2 pl de la Gare de Ceinture, 78210 St Cyr L’Ecole, France
Interests: kinetics; catalysis; thermodynamics; fuels; catalytic process; catalytic pollution control processes; chemistry of combustion
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Prof. Dr. Annemie Bogaerts
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Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken – Room B2.09, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, BE-2610 Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: plasma and plasma–surface interactions by means of computer modeling and experiments, for various applications, with a major focus on green chemistry
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Dr. Vasco Guerra
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1. Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
2. Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: modeling of non-equilibrium kinetics of low-temperature molecular plasmas
Prof. Dr. Monika Motak
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Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Interests: CO2 utilization; sequestration; waste gas treatment; catalysts; activated carbons; aluminosilicates; SCR; zeolites
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Dr. Bogdan Samojeden
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Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Interests: CO2 utilization; sequestration; waste gas treatment; catalysts; activated carbon; aluminosilicates; zeolites; DeNOx
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy transition and the use of alternative fuels, such as green hydrogen and green methane, is an important challenge nowadays. These issues are directly linked to the problem of global CO2 emissions. Recent European policy trends have focused on the possibility of utilizing carbon dioxide in chemical processes. The available installations that use CO2  produced as a waste gas are already being demonstrated. Nowadays, the most important challenge is to expand these installations up to larger scales to find economic and sustainable solutions.

One of these possible solutions is chemical reactions in which carbon dioxide can be used as a feedstock, such as methanation, methanolation, CO2 to chemicals, or the reforming of methane using CO2 (DRM). However, most of these processes are catalytic, meaning that they take place at high temperatures or pressures. Thus, the use of non-thermal plasmas in such processes can lead to a reduction in the energy used, making the process easier to carry out. Such reactions can be used for so-called energy storage.

Plasma–catalytic-assisted processes are very complex, both at the level of gas phase (or liquid phase) interactions and at the level of solid–gas phase (liquid phase) interactions. Key to these interactions are the activation processes of CO2 molecules, as well as the reaction centers of the catalyst, which in a traditional reaction are created under high temperatures.

In the pioneering Special Issue, all of these aspects related to the fields of physics, material science, catalysis, chemistry and the chemical engineering of plasma–catalytic processes will be presented.

Prof. Dr. Patrick Da Costa
Prof. Dr. Annemie Bogaerts
Dr. Vasco Guerra
Prof. Dr. Monika Motak
Dr. Bogdan Samojeden
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Keywords

  • plasma
  • reduction in CO2 emissions
  • catalysis
  • chemical engineering
  • methanol
  • H2
  • CH4

Published Papers

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