Special Issue "Challenges in Chemical Processes"
A special issue of Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016) | Viewed by 28552
Interests: micro process technology; flow chemistry; process intensification; green processing; sustainability (life cycle assessment, cost analysis)
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
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Special Issue in Processes: Feature Review Papers
Special Issue in Metals: Advances in Nanostructured Metallic Materials
Special Issue in Catalysts: Application of Nanosystems in Catalysis
Interests: continuous manufacturing; photochemistry; micro process technology; homogeneous catalysis; organic synthesis; reaction design
In the last few decades, tremendous efforts have been devoted towards the development and design of new chemical processes. These processes are required to be more selective and energy efficient in order to reduce production costs, as well as reducing its impact on the environment. Research towards this goal is still gaining momentum and there are still many challenges ahead of the scientific community. In this special issue, published in Challenges, we create a forum to publish research with respect to “Challenges in Chemical Processes”. We envision manuscripts both with chemical and engineering focus, i.e. highlighting recent, cutting-edge developments on chemical reactions, their processing and their reactors/plants. In particular, this includes challenges in employing alternative energies in chemical processes, hydrogen production for fuel cells, developing novel pathways for organic synthesis and in particular for biofuels/biomass, devising new and improved reactor designs, improving synthetic methodologies by means of microreactor technology, flow chemistry, process intensification, photochemistry, green chemistry, green processing, catalysis or biocatalysis, and developing and using tunable and green solvents (e.g. ionic liquids, fluorous solvents, etc.) for the chemical industry. We will consider any submissions associated with novel and advanced Chemical Processes.
Prof. Dr. Volker Hessel
Dr. Timothy Noël
- alternative energy
- hydrogen production
- reactor design
- microreactor technology
- green chemistry
- green processing
- tunable solvents
- process intensification
- novel synthetic pathways