Electrocatalysis and Electro(catalytic)synthesis for Sustainable Processes

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 4819

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Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Inorganic Materials & Catalysis, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: electrochemistry; electrocatalysis; electrosynthesis; nanomaterials; sustainable chemistry; environmental chemistry

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Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: organic electrosynthesis, electrocatalysts, and electrochemistry combined with in situ spectroscopic techniques

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Dear Colleagues,

The world demands an independence of fossil fuel process and lower global CO2 emisions. This is particularly important in the chemical industry, as it is one of the larger contributors to global greenhouse emissions where very energy-demanding processes are used to produce comodity and high-value chemicals. In this landscape, electrochemistry and elelectrosynthesis have become very attractive processes, and in fact, electrolysis might represent a total independence of fossil fuel in the production process of chemicals. The use of electrochemistry offers several advantages. Notably, the most important is the direct use of renewable electricity to enable bond formation. In addition, electrochemical processes enable operation at mild temperatures, lower pressures, and with less waste production. For all these reasons, electrochemistry and electrocatalysis are assuming a fundamental role in the development of more sustainable and environmentally-friendly industrial technologies.

Submissions to this Special Issue on “Electrocatalysis and Electro(catalytic)synthesis for Sustainable Processes” are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews that reflect the state of research in the field on the following topics: electrosynthesis, electrocatalytic synthesis of high value compounds, mechanistic studies of electrocatalytic synthesis reactions, modeling of electrocatalytic reaction, CO2 electrocatalytic conversion, and biomass electrochemical conversion.

Assist. Prof. Marta Costa Figueiredo
Assist. Prof. Amanda Garcia
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Keywords

  • electrosynthesis
  • electrocatalysis
  • sustanable electrochemical processes
  • high-value chemicals
  • biomass
  • carbon dioxide

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A Scalable High-Throughput Deposition and Screening Setup Relevant to Industrial Electrocatalysis
by René Becker, Katharina Weber, Tobias V. Pfeiffer, Jan van Kranendonk and Klaas Jan Schouten
Catalysts 2020, 10(10), 1165; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10101165 - 12 Oct 2020
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The identification and optimization of electrode materials is of great importance in the study of (flow and solid state) batteries, industrial electrocatalysis and analytical devices such as sensors. To identify useful materials from a virtually unbound set of metals, alloys and semiconductors, high-throughput [...] Read more.
The identification and optimization of electrode materials is of great importance in the study of (flow and solid state) batteries, industrial electrocatalysis and analytical devices such as sensors. To identify useful materials from a virtually unbound set of metals, alloys and semiconductors, high-throughput techniques are of vital importance. In this paper we present a high-throughput setup that consists of 64 parallel plate electrochemical flow cells, with the anode and cathode compartments separated by a membrane. These cells can be operated sequentially or batch-wise in parallel, using a matrix-addressing approach that allows for scaling up to larger electrode matrices with minimal instrumentation cost. The setup was validated for the preparation and screening of electrode materials under hydrodynamic conditions at industrially relevant current densities, which showed that it could be used to identify optimal catalysts and the robustness of catalyst preparation. The results of the small scale experiments followed theoretical predictions and were used to optimize larger scale experiments. Full article
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