Special Issue "Emissions Control Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019) | Viewed by 54069
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Interests: physical chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis; environmental catalysis; catalyst promotion; chemical reaction engineering and thermodynamics; surfaces and interfaces; electrochemistry; fuel cells; nanomaterials and nanotechnology
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Important advances have been achieved over the past few years in agriculture, industrial technology, energy, and health, which have contributed to human well-being. However, some of these improvements in our lives have resulted in changes to the environment around us, with photochemical smog, stratospheric ozone depletion, acid rain, global warming and finally climate change being the most well-known major issues, as a result of a variety of pollutants emitted through these human activities.
Aiming to ensure that “we live well, within the planet’s ecological limits”, scientists around the world are developing tools and techniques that enable us to effectively control emissions, either of mobile (e.g., cars) or stationary (industry) sources, and to improve the quality of outdoor and indoor air, with catalysis to play a major role on these efforts. “Emissions Control Catalysis” in the frame of Environmental Catalysis is continuously growing up, providing novel multifunctional, nano-structured materials, promoted by several ways (i.e., surface or support induced promotion, electrochemical promotion, alloys, etc.) in order to be very active and selective for the abatement of a variety of pollutants and greenhouse gases, such as CO, NOx, N2O, NH3, CH4, higher hydrocarbons, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and particle matter (PM) as well as other specific pollutants emitted by industry (e.g., SOx, H2S, dioxins, aromatic hydrocarbons) or landfill and wastewater treatment plants (biogas). In many cases the concept of Cyclic Economy is concerned in emission control catalysis strategies for the production of useful chemicals and fuels from the controlled pollutants (e.g., CO2 hydrogenation, syngas production from biogas, etc.).
The present Special Issue aims to cover recent research progress in the field of the catalytic control of air pollutants emitted by mobile or stationary sources, not limited only to the abatement but also including possible cyclic economy strategies, and ranging from the synthesis, physicochemical-textural-structural characterization of the materials, activity-selectivity- durability evaluation under the considered reactions, fundamental understanding of structure-activity relationships or other metal-metal and metal-support interactions on the multifunctional materials involved, as well as simulation studies of materials, catalytic reactions and processes.
Prof. Dr. Ioannis V. Yentekakis
Dr. Philippe Vernoux
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- Environmental catalysis
- NOx, N2O, NH3, CO, SOx, H2S, CH4, VOCs, aromatics, dioxins, PM pollutants abatement
- Greenhouse gases control
- Cyclic Economy
- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Structure-activity correlation
- Metal-support interactions
- Nano-structured multifunctional materials
- Automotive pollution control
- Catalyst promotion
- Electrochemical promotion