Special Issue "Ceramics for Decarbonization of the Global Industry"

A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 October 2022 | Viewed by 229

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Majid Minary
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Interests: additive manufacturing; advanced manufacturing; materials processing
Dr. Robert Pullar
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Dipartimento di Scienze Molecolari e Nanosistemi (DMSN), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Via Torino 155, 30172 Venezia Mestre, Italy
Interests: sustainable materials; wastes and by-products valorisation; solar themochemical water and CO2 splitting; renewable solar fuels; electrochromic materials for energy saving and smart windows; geopolymers; magnetic ceramics
Prof. Dr. Emanuel Ionescu
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Fraunhofer Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS, Department “Digitalization of Resources”, Germany & TU Darmstadt, Institute for Materials Science, Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: secondary raw materials; digitalization of resources; circular economy; materials synthesis; ceramics
Dr. Xiangyang Dong
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409, USA
Interests: additive manufacturing; laser processing; multifunctional composites; transparent ceramics; ceramic composites; modeling; machining; processing-microstructure-property relationships
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Dr. Enrico Bernardo
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Padova, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: cellular glasses and glass-ceramics; glass sintering; glass and glass-ceramic matrix composites; polymer-derived ceramics; silicate bioceramics; phosphate ceramics; additive manufacturing of ceramics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced materials and advanced manufacturing play critical roles in global efforts for industrial decarbonization, which is believed to be necessary to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Ceramics and ceramic composites are at the core of many technologies and approaches that are deemed essential toward achieving such goals. These include system-level energy efficiency, carbon capture, electrification, the green hydrogen economy, conversion of CO2 into renewable fuels, material-efficient design and waste reduction, manufacturing, and the circular economy (longevity, reusability, recyclability, valorization of wastes/byproducts). This Special Issue will focus on the critical role of ceramic materials, in a broad sense, including advanced processes, advanced manufacturing, advanced modeling, life cycle assessment, and device fabrication (such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, membranes for gas filtration, etc.) for the decarbonization of the global industry. Of interest are also new innovative technologies for energy-intensive ceramic industries (refractories, ceramic tiles, engineering ceramics, etc.).

The Special Issue will collect contributions on the widest range of decarbonization technologies in the field of ceramics. Decarbonization may be direct (e.g., for new technologies yielding ceramics with a much-reduced CO2 emissions compared to conventional technologies) or indirect (e.g., for new technologies yielding ceramics in realizing more efficient energy conversion). Suitable subtopics may be represented by (but not limited to):

  • Alternative inorganic binders and geopolymers;
  • Ceramics for CO2 sequestration and storage;
  • Cold sintering;
  • Reduction in firing temperatures through sintering aids and enhancement of firing efficiency by means of engineered processing;
  • Use of hydrogen (ideally green hydrogen) for the firing/sintering in the ceramic industry;
  • Ceramics for CO2 splitting and synthetic renewable fuels production;
  • Ceramics for water splitting and hydrogen generation;
  • Ceramics for improved combustion efficiency;
  • Ceramics for improved thermal insulation;
  • Electrochromic and thermochromic ceramics/oxides for improved thermal efficiency (e.g., smart windows);
  • Magnetic ceramics for magnetocaloric cooling/refrigeration for energy reduction;
  • Ceramics and geopolymers from industrial/agricultural/forestry wastes and byproducts;
  • Ceramics and circular economy approaches;
  • Full life cycle assessments of “green” ceramic materials vs. traditional approaches.

Dr. Majid Minary
Dr. Robert Pullar
Prof. Dr. Emanuel Ionescu
Dr. Xiangyang Dong
Dr. Enrico Bernardo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Ceramics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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