Special Issue "Catalytic Process Intensification for Green Chemistry"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Giuseppe Bagnato
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Guest Editor
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
Interests: membrane reactor; polymeric membrane; inorganic membrane; gas separation; catalytic membrane; heterogenous catalysis, ionic liquid, modelling
Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci
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Guest Editor
Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors, Sustainable Process Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: process design and intensification; membranes and membrane reactors; separation technologies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to present the Special issue "Catalytic process intensification for green chemistry", in which we aim to highlight novel research on the implementation of a route toward the use of cleaner, safer and more energy-efficient process technology.

The negative environmental effects of the massive use of non-renewable resources has led the community to identify new renewable resources in an attempt to form a circular economy.

The development and enhancement of processes with high selectivity and low energy consumption through the introduction of new technologies is a key building block in the reconstruction of the chemical industry within the framework of so called “green chemistry”.

Furthermore, process intensification can encourage a transition towards the development of chemical processes with energy and process efficiency through the combination of different unit operations, such as reaction and separation, into a single piece of equipment. This Special Issue will include papers focused on a wide range on modern technologies used to produce a multitude of chemicals, fuels, commodity chemicals, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals, materials and mathematical models.

Dr. Giuseppe Bagnato
Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fuel cells
  • membrane reactors
  • microreactors
  • microwave of sonic reactors
  • modelling
  • plasma technology
  • process design
  • reactive distillation
  • reactive extraction

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: Stationary and Transient Modelling of a Heat-Integrated Membrane Reactor for the Propane Dehydrogenation
Authors: Christof Hamel
Affiliation: University for Applied Sciences - Anhalt, Köthen (Anhalt), Germany

Title: Naturally-Derived Dye as An Efficient Photocatalyst in Metal-Free ATRP Concept
Authors: Izabela Zaborniak; Paweł Chmielarz
Affiliation: Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Rzeszow University of Technology, Al. Powstancow Warszawy 6, 35-959 Rzeszow, Poland
Abstract: The proposed work includes the use of a biocompatible and biodegradable dye widely available in nature to efficiently control photoinitiated controlled radical polymerization without metal contamination (metal-free ATRP) approach. The concept covers the application of the two-component photoinitiation system compose of naturally-derived dye as a photocatalyst, and also electron donor belongs to the group of tertiary amines or biocompatible mild reducing agents. Both acrylates and methacrylates will be polymerized to form linear homopolymers and block copolymers with a precisely defined structure, confirmed by narrow molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) and predetermined molecular weight (MW) of the final polymerization products. This approach will improve controlled polymerization techniques mediated by naturally-derived structures, to create environmentally friendly and easily scalable approaches for the preparation of functional polymer materials with versatile use.

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