Special Issue "New Progresses in Catalytic Hydrodechlorination"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luisa Maria Gomez-Sainero Website E-Mail
Univ Autonoma Madrid, Fac Ciencias, Dept Ingn Quim, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: hydrodechlorination; heterogeneous catalysis; chemical and environmental engineering; catalyst preparation and characterization; hydrogen production by reforming and partial oxidation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Catalytic hydrodechlorination is a featured technology for the treatment and valorization of organic chlorinated wastes, which finds application for gaseous and liquid residual effluents. In addition, it can be used as an intermediate and alternative process to obtain valuable hydrocarbons for the petrochemical industry (such as olefins), after former chlorination of renewable feedstocks like biogas or methanol. However, the development of this technology still faces important challenges. Advances in the optimization and design of new catalytic materials and processes to improve activity, selectivity, and stability, determination of reaction mechanisms and kinetics, analysis of the causes of catalyst deactivation, and formulation of regeneration procedures are relevant issues for the industrial application of hydrodechlorination processes. 

The aim of this Special Issue is to cover novel research and trends in all relevant aspects of catalytic hydrodechlorination, which may contribute to improve the current state of the technology as well as to increase the understanding of the process and the correlation between the composition and structure of the catalysts and their reactivity.  

Prof. Dr. Luisa Maria Gomez-Sainero
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Hydrodechlorination
  • valorization
  • residual streams
  • catalysts preparation and characterization
  • reaction mechanisms and kinetics
  • catalyst deactivation and regeneration

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Theoretical and Applied Patterns of the Hydrodechlorination Processes. Catalysts and Technologies
Author: Mark Flid
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