Special Issue "Nonthermal Plasma-Assisted Catalytic Reactions for Environmental Protection"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Vincenzo Vaiano Website E-Mail
University Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Via Giovanni Paolo 2 132, I-84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
Interests: photocatalysis for sustainable chemistry; photocatalytic and photo-Fenton processes for pollutants removal in wastewater; catalytic combustion of sewage sludge; decomposition and oxidative decomposition of H2S; hydrolysis of COS in liquid phase
Guest Editor
Dr. Giuseppina Iervolino Website E-Mail
University Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, I-84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
Interests: advanced oxidation process for environment and energy purpose; photocatalytic and photo-Fenton processes for wastewater; photocatalytic hydrogen production from wastewater valorization; nonthermal plasma reaction for pollutants removal in water and wastewater; photocatalytic treatment of drinking water

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, research on “nonthermal plasma technology” (NTP) has notably increased. NTP is a gas ionized by an externally applied electric field. In these conditions, the electrons, due to their small mass, are usually at temperatures of the order of 105 K, whereas background gas molecules are close to room temperature. NTP can be generated in atmospheric pressure discharges-pulsed corona, pulsed glow discharge, micro-hollow cathode discharge, dielectric barrier discharge, RF discharge, and microwave discharge and generally contains ions, electrons, radicals or molecules with very high reactivity. NTP exhibit higher selectivity compared to thermal plasma based systems and are a very active research area devoted to the intensification of chemical processes, as well as to environmental depollution.

This Special Issue is focused on “Nonthermal Plasma Assisted Catalytic Reactions for environmental protection”, featuring the state-of-the-art in this field. Research papers related to the most relevant results regarding catalyst formulation to be used in nonthermal plasma reactors for water and wastewater treatment and removal of gaseous pollutants are welcome in this Special Issue.

Prof. Vincenzo Vaiano
Dr. Giuseppina Lervolino
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • catalytic formulations
  • nonthermal plasma technologies
  • water and wastewater treatment
  • removal of gaseous pollutants
  • novel reactor configurations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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: Plasma-Generating Catalysts for Nitrogen Fixation from Air and Hydrogen Production from Water for Renewable Energy and Agriculture
Author: Galip Akay

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