Special Issue "New Catalysts and Catalytic Technologies for Diesel Soot Emission Reduction"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Vincenzo Palma Website E-Mail
University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis applied to the abatement of environmental pollutants coming from fossil fuel combustion processes; coal and coal–biomass combustion; catalytic autothermal reforming of methane for hydrogen production; microwave-assisted catalytic oxidation of Diesel soot; photocatalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of cycloalkanes at low temperatures
Guest Editor
Dr. Eugenio Meloni Website E-Mail
University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
Interests: development of structured catalysts susceptible to microwaves for soot abatement from Diesel engines; development of structured catalysts for intensified hydrogen production; nonthermal plasma reactions for industrial applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diesel engines are attractive thanks to their good performance in terms of fuel consumption, drivability, power output and efficiency. Nevertheless, in the last few years, increasing restrictions have been imposed to particulate emissions, concerning both mass (PM) and number (PN).

Different technologies have been proposed to meet emissions standards, and the wall-flow Diesel particulate filter (DPF) is currently the most common after-treatment system used to trap PM from exhaust gases. This technology exhibits good features such that it can be regenerated to remove any accumulation of PM. However, this process involves oxidation of the filtered PM at a high temperature through after- and post-fuel injection strategies, which results in an increase of fuel consumption and may lead to physical damages of the filter in the long-term.

This Special Issue is focused on “New Catalysts and Catalytic Technologies for Diesel Soot Emission Reduction”, with the aim to present the most recent and innovative scientific results in this field. In particular, research papers related to the formulation of specific catalysts to be used in the development of catalytic DPFs, as well as innovative regeneration technologies, are welcome to this Special Issue.

Prof. Vincenzo Palma
Dr. Eugenio Meloni
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Diesel particulate filter
  • catalytic formulations
  • soot abatement
  • regeneration of diesel particulate filters

Published Papers

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