Catalyzing the Sustainable Process Paradigm

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Reaction Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 416

Special Issue Editors

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Chemical Reactor Engineering Centre (CREC), Faculty of Engineering, Western University, London, ON N6A 5B9, Canada
Interests: catalysis; photocatalysis; reaction engineering; fluidized bed reactors
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Laboratory of Catalytic Reactor Engineering Applied to Chemical and Biological Systems, Department of Process Engineering and Hydraulics, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Campus Iztapalapa, CDMX, México
Interests: reaction engineering; transport phenomena; kinetics; selective oxidations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is an urgent need to develop new green processes that are powered by alternative energies in order to make our current chemical processes environmentally viable. To accomplish this, catalytic reaction engineering has a major role to play by contributing to the phenomenologically based reactor models and kinetics that are required for the successful implementation of these new technologies. In this respect, it is expected that data obtained from strategically designed laboratory-scale studies will provide the required technical knowledge for the scaling up of green process units. It is also anticipated that new industrial-scale catalytic reactors developed with this approach in mind will have a major impact on hydrogen production, air and water decontamination, COcapture, and many other catalytic technologies. This will be carried out with the understanding that energies such as solar and wind are needed to make these new technologies fully sustainable and holistic. It is with this goal in mind that we have planned the “Photocatalytic Reaction Engineering and Catalytic Reaction Engineering-Reactor Configurations and Scale-up” sessions in the context of the 2024-27thCSC (Canadian Society Catalysis) conference in Sherbrooke, Quebec, which will take place from May 12 to May 15, 2024. Furthermore, on July 22 and July 23rd, 2024, the prestigious Chemical Catalyst 2024 will take place in Berlin, Germany. Selected contributions from these two conferences are invited for the Special Issue on Catalyzing the Sustainable Process Paradigm. In summary, this Special Issue of Catalysts aims to provide the most up-to-date findings on and advances in these critical technological issues to the scientific catalytic reaction engineering community.

Prof. Dr. Hugo de Lasa
Prof. Dr. Carlos Omar Castillo Araiza
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  • catalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • reaction engineering
  • heterogenous kinetics and reaction mechanism
  • reactor modeling

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