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Special Issue "Magnetic Nanocatalysts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Dr. Adrián M.T. Silva Website E-Mail
Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LSRE-LCM), Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: water and wastewater treatment, desalination and reuse; advanced oxidation technologies; membrane technology; environmental monitoring
Prof. Dr. Helder T. Gomes Website E-Mail
Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering – Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LSRE-LCM Associate Laboratory), Polytechnique Institute of Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Phone: +351 273 303 110
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; magnetic nanocatalysts; carbon-based materials; design, preparation and characterization of catalysts; advanced oxidation processes; environmental catalysis; catalytic wet peroxide oxidation; valorisation of sub-products; chemical engineering
Magnetic nanomaterials have been experience a great deal of increasing interest from specialists in catalysis. This interest arises from the magnetic properties of these materials, allowing the incorporation of in situ magnetic separation into reactor configurations and process designs. In addition, they have already proven high catalytic activity and stability in some applications. Magnetic nanocatalysts can be synthesized by different routes (co-precipitation, thermal decomposition, hydro/solvothermal, template-based, among many other methods), yielding either classical materials, based on elemental metals (as Fe, Co and Ni), and their oxides and ferrites, or advanced nanostructured composites, such as core- and yolk-shell structures. They are versatile materials, that fit very different catalytic applications in water treatment, selective synthesis of fine chemicals, oxygen reduction reaction, and the production of fuels, among others. Novel catalytic applications, involving innovative magnetic materials, designed at the nanoscale, are also being explored, such as emulsification/demulsification of biphasic systems with the action of amphiphilic catalysts and organic green reactions with silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles. The present Special Issue focuses on these magnetic nanocatalysts to address recent advances and future challenges in the synthesis, properties, and applications of these materials. Authors with expertise in this topic are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts to Catalysts. Significant full papers and review articles are very welcome.
Dr. Adrián M.T. Silva
Prof. Dr. Helder T. Gomes
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- magnetic catalysts
- methods of synthesis;
- advanced characterization
- electrocatalysts and photocatalysts
- bioinspired magnetic catalysts
- design of magnetic reactors
- process scale-up and full-scale proofs
- catalytic water treatment, fine chemistry, oxygen reduction reaction
- innovative catalytic applications