Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2nd Edition of Global Conference on Catalysis, Chemical Engineering and Technology (CAT 2018)"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).

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Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Dzwigaj
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Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, Sorbonne Université-CNRS, UMR 7197 Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, 4, Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, France
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; environmental catalysis; surface reactivity; inorganic chemistry; spectroscopies; nanomaterials; nanoscience; porous materials; zeolites; valorization of biomass
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Prof. Dr. Christophe Len
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1. Chimie ParisTech - CNRS, Institute of Chem. For Life & Health Sciences, 11 rue P&M Curie, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
2. Centre de Recherche Royallieu, Université de Technologie de Compiègne – UTC, F-60200 Compiègne, France
Interests: fine chemistry from natural substances: carbohydrates, cyclodextrins, nucleosides, lipids; chemistry and processes for the sustainable development; organic chemistry in green solvents; homogeneous, heterogeneous, and micellar catalysis; continuous flow applied to organic chemistry; organic chemistry under microwave activation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the success of the first Global Conference on Catalysis and Reaction Engineering at Las Vegas, USA on October 19-21, 2017, we take pleasure to announce second edition of the conference. The 2nd edition of Global Conference on Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology (CAT 2018) will take place at Holiday Inn Rome, Italy from 13th to 15th September 2018. CAT 2018 will provide a dedicated platform to peer researchers, young inspired scientists, academicians, and industrialists to meet, discuss and share the knowledge that’s still more to be revealed in the field of Catalysis and Chemical Engineering. The aim of the conference is to bring together leading experts in the field of catalysis, chemical engineering and technology. The series of talks, poster presentations, workshops, discussions and networking events will keep participants engaged in learning and making new connections at this Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology Conference.

The present Special Issue will feature the works presented at CAT 2018  that promote linkage of the catalytic science, ingineering and technology. Authors with expertise in any topic of catalysis are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts to this Special Issue of Catalysts. Significant full papers and review articles are very welcome. The topics of the conference will cover various aspects of catalysis in all of its diversity, as well as other areas on the boundaries such as environmental protection, energy, sustainability, green chemistry, fine chemistry, biotransformation, surface chemistry and enzyme and microbial technology.

More information about the conference can be found at https://catalysis-conferences.magnusgroup.org/.

Scientists are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews in all aspects of catalysis, chemical engineering and technology to this special issue of Catalysts.

Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Dzwigaj
Prof. Dr. Christophe Len

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Keywords

  • Design, Preparation and Characterization of Catalysts
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Industrial Catalysis
  • Environmental Catalysis and Green Chemistry
  • Biocatalysis and Biotransformation
  • Homogeneous Catalysis and Molecular Catalysis
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Catalysis in Nanotechnology
  • Spectroscopy in Catalysis

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Selected Papers from the 2nd Edition of Global Conference on Catalysis, Chemical Engineering and Technology (CAT 2018)
Catalysts 2020, 10(6), 652; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10060652 - 10 Jun 2020
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The present Special Issue concerns the papers which have been presented at the second edition of the Global Conference on Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology (CAT 2018) that promote linkage of the catalytic science, engineering and technology [...] Full article

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Cobalt Based Catalysts Supported on Two Kinds of Beta Zeolite for Application in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
Catalysts 2019, 9(6), 497; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9060497 - 29 May 2019
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Co-containing Beta zeolite catalysts prepared by a wet impregnation and two-step postsynthesis method were investigated. The activity of the catalysts was examined in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS), performed at 30 atm and 260 °C. The physicochemical properties of all systems were investigated by means [...] Read more.
Co-containing Beta zeolite catalysts prepared by a wet impregnation and two-step postsynthesis method were investigated. The activity of the catalysts was examined in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS), performed at 30 atm and 260 °C. The physicochemical properties of all systems were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), in situ XRD, temperature programmed desorption of ammonia (NH3-TPD), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), temperature programmed reduction of hydrogen (TPR-H2), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Among the studied catalysts, the best results were obtained for the samples prepared by a two-step postsynthesis method, which achieved CO conversion of about 74%, and selectivity to liquid products of about 86%. The distribution of liquid products for Red-Me-Co20Beta was more diversified than for Red-Mi-Co20Beta. It was observed that significant influence of the zeolite dealumination of mesoporous zeolite on the catalytic performance in FTS. In contrast, for microporous catalysts, the dealumination did not play such a significant role and the relatively high activity is observed for both not dealuminated and dealuminated catalysts. The main liquid products of FTS on both mesoporous and microporous catalysts were C10-C14 isoalkanes and n-alkanes. The iso-/n-alkanes ratio for dealuminated zeolite catalysts was three times higher than that for not dealuminated ones, and was related to the presence of different kind of acidic sites in both zeolite catalysts. Full article
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Hydroxymethylation of Furfural to HMF with Aqueous Formaldehyde over Zeolite Beta Catalyst
Catalysts 2019, 9(4), 314; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9040314 - 31 Mar 2019
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Hydroxymethylation of 2-furaldehyde (furfural) toward 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde (HMF) was examined in this work among various zeolites with an aqueous formaldehyde as a reagent in a batch and a flow reactor system. It was found that the zeolite beta gave high activity and good reusability [...] Read more.
Hydroxymethylation of 2-furaldehyde (furfural) toward 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde (HMF) was examined in this work among various zeolites with an aqueous formaldehyde as a reagent in a batch and a flow reactor system. It was found that the zeolite beta gave high activity and good reusability with calcination treatment before each run for the target reaction in the batch system. The unique stability of the HMF yield in the liquid-flow system was also observed only in the case of zeolite beta. The effect of the SiO2/Al2O3 ratio in the zeolite beta suggested that hydrophobicity would be an important factor in faster hydroxymethylation with an aqueous formaldehyde reagent. The highest turnover frequency (TOF) for HMF production was found to be 2.4 h−1 in the case of zeolite beta with SiO2/Al2O3 = 440 in the batch reactor system. An approximately 30% yield for HMF was achieved under optimum conditions for zeolite beta catalysts. Full article
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The Impact of Synthesis Method on the Properties and CO2 Sorption Capacity of UiO-66(Ce)
Catalysts 2019, 9(4), 309; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9040309 - 29 Mar 2019
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A series of cerium-based UiO-66 was obtained via hydrothermal and sonochemical methods, using the same quantities of reagents (cerium ammonium nitrate (CAN), terephthalic acid (H2BDC)) and solvents) in each synthesis. The impact of synthesis method and metal to linker ratio on [...] Read more.
A series of cerium-based UiO-66 was obtained via hydrothermal and sonochemical methods, using the same quantities of reagents (cerium ammonium nitrate (CAN), terephthalic acid (H2BDC)) and solvents) in each synthesis. The impact of synthesis method and metal to linker ratio on the structural and textural properties of obtained UiO-66(Ce), as well as their composition in terms of Ce4+/Ce3+ ratio, structure defects resulting from missing linker, and CO2 adsorption capacity was discussed. By using typical characterization techniques and methods, such as XRD, N2 and CO2 sorption, TGA, XPS, and SEM, it was shown that the agitation of reacting mixture during synthesis (caused by stirring or ultrasounds) allows to obtain structures that have more developed surfaces and fewer linker defects than when MOF was obtained in static conditions. The specific surface area was found to be of minor importance in the context of CO2 adsorption than the contribution of Ce3+ ions that were associated with the concentration of linker defects. Full article
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Transient Operation: A Catalytic Chemoselective Hydrogenation of 2-Methyl-3-Butyn-2-ol via a Cooperative Pd and Radiofrequency Heating Directed Kinetic Resolution
Catalysts 2019, 9(3), 283; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9030283 - 20 Mar 2019
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The effect of periodic temperature oscillations has been studied for the hydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol over a Pd-based catalyst in a micro-trickle bed reactor. This hydrogenation was investigated using a radiofrequency heated reactor under transient conditions using temperature cycling. The dynamic operation using this [...] Read more.
The effect of periodic temperature oscillations has been studied for the hydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol over a Pd-based catalyst in a micro-trickle bed reactor. This hydrogenation was investigated using a radiofrequency heated reactor under transient conditions using temperature cycling. The dynamic operation using this configuration was found to increase both conversion and selectivity towards 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol compared to the steady-state operation with an improvement of up to 24% for the selectivity being observed. The developments made here also result in a lower activation energy in comparison to previous data, providing a starting point for radiofrequency heating to enhance reaction rate through the exploitation of thermal cycling at production scale. Full article
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