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Special Issue "Catalysis and Catalytic Processes for CO2 Conversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Dr. Kwang-Deog Jung Website E-Mail
Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, KoreaDivision of Energy Environment Technology, University of Science and Technology, Deajeon, Korea
Interests: CO2 conversion; C1 chemistry; alkane dehydrogenation; hydrogen production
Prof. Sungho Yoon E-Mail
Department of Applied Chemistry, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: CO2 conversion; C-H activation; hydrogenation and carbonylation
There is still a great deal of controversy over whether CO2 conversion can be considered as a means to massively mitigate CO2. Nonetheless, recent progress in CO2 conversion has shown that the technology has the potential to create new industries in new chemical and energy fields. Catalysis for CO2 conversion have been mainly focused on CO2 hydrogenation and polymer synthesis. The high price of hydrogen is the biggest obstacle to the industrialization of CO2 hydrogenation, but, in recent years, the development of active catalysts at low temperatures and processes have been carried out to overcome these economic limitations. The innovative routes are also explored to prepare environmentally benign polymer from CO2. On the other hand, the advances on the electrochemical CO2 reduction deliver persuasive results that the electrochemical CO2 conversion can be commercialized in near future. Furthermore, enzyme and microbial electrosynthesis are also studied to reduce CO2 into valuable products. The processes using the innovative catalysts are also studied to examine the potential of the commercialization of the CO2 conversion.
Here, this Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and advances on both catalysts and processes in the field of CO2 conversion: (1) CO2 hydrogenation, (2) monomer and polymer synthesis from CO2, (3) Electrochemical CO2 reduction, (4) photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction, and (5) enzyme- and microbial-electrosynthesis from CO2.
Dr. Kwang-Deog Jung
Prof. Sungho Yoon
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- CO2 hydrogenation
- Organic carbonates
- Electrochemical CO2 reduction
- Photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction
- Electroenzymatic CO2 reduction
- Microbial electrosynthesis