Special Issue "Nanostructured Catalysts for Petrochemistry and Oil Processing: Recent Advances and Prospectives"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Eduard Karakhanov
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Faculty of Chemistry, Department of petroleum chemistry and organic catalysis, Lomonosov Moscow State University, GSP-1, 1-3 Leninskiye Gory, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Interests: petroleum chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis; oil refining; metal–organic frameworks; dendrimers; zeolites; structured mesoporous aluminosilicates; hydroformylation
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Dr. Aleksandr Glotov
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1. Faculty of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Department of Physical and Colloid Chemistry, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, 65 Leninsky Prospekt, 119991 Moscow, Russia
2. Faculty of Chemistry, Department of petroleum chemistry and organic catalysis, Lomonosov Moscow State University, GSP-1, 1-3 Leninskiye Gory, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Interests: aluminosilicate nanotubes; zeolites; nanostructured mesoporous materials; aluminosilicate nanomaterials; catalytic cracking; hydroprocessing; isomerization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

With the recent advent of nanotechnology, the design of catalysts based on nanostructured materials is of great interest. Novel techniques are being developed by engineers and researchers to create, characterize, and evaluate nanostructured catalysts for a wide range of applications, including conventional processes of oil refining and petrochemistry. The catalysis community is faced with challenges for new process development, and this research area could be significantly boosted by nanostructured catalysts with tuned properties, e.g., structure, surface morphology, active sites, acidity, etc. Keeping pace with progress, the researchers have to look back, critically assessing current knowledge and pondering future developments.

This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent advances in the field of synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of catalytic properties of nanostructured materials for petrochemistry and oil processing. This includes, but is not limited to, hydroprocessing (including hydrotreating, isomerization, reforming, selective hydrogenation), renewables processing, catalytic cracking, C-1 chemistry, hydroformylation, valuable chemicals synthesis, and photocatalysis.

Prof. Eduard Karakhanov
Dr. Aleksandr Glotov
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanostructured materials
  • petrochemistry
  • oil refining
  • zeolites
  • hierarchical systems
  • aluminosilicates
  • organiс and metal–organic frameworks
  • nanotubes
  • hydroprocessing
  • C-1 chemistry

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CuO-In2O3 Catalysts Supported on Halloysite Nanotubes for CO2 Hydrogenation to Dimethyl Ether
Catalysts 2021, 11(10), 1151; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11101151 - 25 Sep 2021
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Hydrogenation of CO2 relative to valuable chemical compounds such as methanol or dimethyl ether (DME) is an attractive route for reducing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. In the present work, the hydrogenation of CO2 into DME over CuO-In2O [...] Read more.
Hydrogenation of CO2 relative to valuable chemical compounds such as methanol or dimethyl ether (DME) is an attractive route for reducing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. In the present work, the hydrogenation of CO2 into DME over CuO-In2O3, supported on halloysite nanotubes (HNT) was investigated in the temperature range 200–300 °C at 40 atm. HNT appears to be novel promising support for bifunctional catalysts due to its thermal stability and the presence of acidic sites on its surface. CuO-In2O3/HNT catalysts demonstrate higher CO2 conversion and DME selectivity compared to non-indium CuO/HNT catalysts. The catalysts were investigated by N2 adsorption, X-ray diffraction, hydrogen-temperature programmed reduction and transition electron microscopy. The acid sites were analyzed by temperature programmed desorption of ammonia. It was shown that CuO/HNT was unstable under reaction conditions in contrast to CuO-In2O3/HNT. The best CuO-In2O3/HNT catalyst provided CO2 conversion of 7.6% with 65% DME selectivity under P = 40 atm, T = 250 °C, gas hour space velocity 12,000 h−1 and H2:CO2 = 3:1. Full article

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Nanocatalysts for Oxidative Desulfurization of Liquid Fuel: Modern Solutions and the Perspectives of Application in Hybrid Chemical-Biocatalytic Processes
Catalysts 2021, 11(9), 1131; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11091131 - 21 Sep 2021
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In this paper, the current advantages and disadvantages of using metal-containing nanocatalysts (NCs) for deep chemical oxidative desulfurization (ODS) of liquid fuels are reviewed. A similar analysis is performed for the oxidative biodesulfurization of oil along the 4S-pathway, catalyzed by various aerobic bacterial [...] Read more.
In this paper, the current advantages and disadvantages of using metal-containing nanocatalysts (NCs) for deep chemical oxidative desulfurization (ODS) of liquid fuels are reviewed. A similar analysis is performed for the oxidative biodesulfurization of oil along the 4S-pathway, catalyzed by various aerobic bacterial cells of microorganisms. The preferences of using NCs for the oxidation of organic sulfur-containing compounds in various oil fractions seem obvious. The text discusses the development of new chemical and biocatalytic approaches to ODS, including the use of both heterogeneous NCs and anaerobic microbial biocatalysts that catalyze the reduction of chemically oxidized sulfur-containing compounds in the framework of methanogenesis. The addition of anaerobic biocatalytic stages to the ODS of liquid fuel based on NCs leads to the emergence of hybrid technologies that improve both the environmental characteristics and the economic efficiency of the overall process. The bioconversion of sulfur-containing extracts from fuels with accompanying hydrocarbon residues into biogas containing valuable components for the implementation of C-1 green chemistry processes, such as CH4, CO2, or H2, looks attractive for the implementation of such a hybrid process. Full article
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