Special Issue "Catalysts for Water-Gas Shift Reaction"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: use of molecular sieves as catalysts for refining applications; synthesis of smart materials; removal of nox and sox from mobile and stationary applications; photocatalytic decontamination of gaseous and aqueous streams from toxic organics; production of hydrogen; removal of carbon dioxide from high temperature processes; separations of biomolecules with molecular sieves-based processes
Interests: nano materials synthesis; heterogeneous catalysis; catalytic oxidation of air pollutants; hydrogen production; catalytic abatement of nox; oxygenates from syngas; photocatalysis
Interests: Applied catalysis; Catalytic membrane reactor; CO2 capture & utilization; Gasification & reforming; hydrogen & syngas
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Special Issue in Processes: Breakthrough in CO2 Capture and Conversion
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, in situ spectroscopy
The majority of industrial H2 is currently produced by methane steaming reforming (MSR) followed by water-gas shift (WGS) reaction to control the H2/CO ratio and is employed in numerous applications such as ammonia synthesis, methanol synthesis, synthetic fuels, etc. Although there is much interest in developing sustainable H2 production from photocatalytic/electrocatalytic splitting of H2O and biomass reforming, production of H2 from fossil fuels (CH4, hydrocarbons and coal) will be around and expand for quite some time given its established technology and cost competitiveness. Currently, the WGS reaction is commercially performed in several stages with different catalysts to optimize the greater CO equilibrium conversion attained at lower temperatures because the reaction is exothermic and reversible. Commercially, the low-temperature WGS (LT-WGS) reaction is performed at ∼190−250 °C with a Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst, and the high-temperature WGS (HT- WGS) reaction is performed at ∼350−450 °C with a Cu promoted chromium-iron mixed oxide catalyst. There are also a variety of noble metal catalysts being developed and exhibit outstanding activity at low temperatures. The present special issue aims to cover recent research progress on water-gas shift catalysts for various temperature ranges.
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis G. Smirniotis
Dr. Devaiah Damma
Prof. Dr. Sibudjing Kawi
Dr. Minghui Zhu
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- water-gas shift
- carbon monoxide
- surface science