Special Issue "DeNOx Systems and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) for Pollution Abatement in Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; pollution abatement (deNOx and VOC); temperature-programmed charactarization; hydrogen production (dry reforming and partial oxidation of methane); PROX
Interests: Au catalysts supported on reducible oxides: synthesis, investigation of structure-activity relationship, application in CO, PROX, VOC oxidation; Noble metals (Pd, Pt, Rh) and perovskite catalysts for environmental depollution, especially for NO SCR after-treatment of exhausts gases emitted by vehicles and ships in compliance with IMO 2020 regulations; Ni-based catalysts for syngas production and CH4/CO2 activation, Dry reforming reactions; LSCF and Pd/Ni LSCF doped oxides as cathodes for SOFCs, and as photo-catalysts for pollutants abatement; Conversion of oils and fats to biodiesel over solid acid catalysts
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Nowadays, environmental pollution control plays a fundamental role in order to preserve human health. Many chronic respiratory diseases and premature deaths could be avoided by keeping high air quality levels, especially in places where human beings live.
In this context, many governments with new severe legislations are trying to limit the environment pollution impact.
Both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and NOx emissions contribute to the poor quality of air in our cities. The importance of heterogeneous catalysis to abate VOC and NOx emissions is widely recognized; however, the improvement of catalysts is still demanding. The goal is to obtain more efficient catalysts to apply in VOC catalytic oxidation and in DeNOx technologies, increasing at the same time conversion and selectivity with low-energy consumption. In addition, due to the limited resources of noble metals and the cost of the current technologies adopted for DeNOx, like ammonia SCR, it is necessary to find efficient and cheap solutions. Attention will be payed to the catalytic activity and selectivity of supported noble metals, reducible oxides, and perovskite materials, and to the relationship between physico-chemical properties and catalytic performances. The effects of CO2, H2O, and SOx in the exhausts composition will be also addressed.
The idea of this Special Issue is to focus the attention of the scientific community in designing new catalysts and technologies for VOC (indoor and outdoor) and NOx abatement, indicating a clear way for a near future in which material chemistry can play an important part for a sustainable world.
Dr. Giuseppe Pantaleo
Dr. Leonarda Francesca Liotta
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- NOx abatement
- Indoor and outdoor pollution
- Supported noble metals
- Reducible oxides
- Poisoning effects
- Ageing times
- CO2, H2O and SOx effects
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: Propane and Naphthalene oxidation over gold-promoted cobalt catalysts supported on Zirconia
Authors: María Silvia Leguizamón Aparicio; María Lucia Ruiz; Marco Antonio Ocsachoque; Marta Isabel Ponzi; Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón; Ileana Daniela Lick
Affiliation: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CONICET, la Plata, Argentina
Title: Ag/ZSM-5 Hydrocarbon Traps for Cold-Strat Applications
Authors: Eleni A. Kyriakidou; Jungkuk Lee
Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Buffalo, NY 14260-4200
Author: Piotr Cyganowski
Abstract: The article will be focused on the preparation of new heterogenous nanocomposite catalysts, containing nanoparticles of precious metals obtained using unique in-situ method. Their efficiency will be tested for catalytic decomposition of 4-nitrophenol or 4-nitroaniline as model examples of VOC.