Special Issue "Recent Advances Utilized in the Recycling of Catalysts"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Katarzyna Staszak Website E-Mail
Poznan University of Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Berdychowo St. 4, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
Interests: separations; metal recovery; membrane techniques; adsorption; surfactants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The choice of topic of Special Issue “Recent Advances Utilized in the Recycling of Catalysts” is not accidental. The idea came up during continuous searching of potential secondary sources of metals, as well as methods for their recovery.

Catalytic processes are widely used in the industry. In addition to the undeniable benefits of their application, it should be borne in mind that their use is time-limited. The industry generates thousands of tons per year of spent catalysts containing valuable, but usually hazardous, metals, such as the platinum-group metals (PGMs), the rare-earth elements (REEs), and the variety of transition metals. Thus, the spent catalysts can be considered as the secondary source of metals. Today, the recovery of raw materials from waste sources is not only an ecological idea, but it is the overarching goal of the zero waste economy.

This Special Issue is a collection of suitable research articles related to the recent methods of metal reclamation from spent catalysts.

Dr. Katarzyna Staszak
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • spent catalysts
  • recycling
  • metal recovery
  • wastes to value-added products
  • zero waste economy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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