Special Issue "Advanced Nanocatalyst for Methane Oxidation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
The proven reserves of natural gas (consisting mainly of methane) are still abundant, which makes it essential to develop the technologies related to its use as an energy source and/or a raw material for high-added-value products. Concerning methane conversion strategies, the oxidation processes, which include combustion, reforming and oxidative coupling, are the most commonly used. Current research is generally focused on the improvement of methane oxidation catalytic processes by using a large number of formulations of noble and transition metal-based catalysts. In this sense, increasing the selectivity of desirable products and lowering the energy input are considered major concerns. Moreover, the resistance of the used catalysts to deactivation under severe conditions is one of the challenges that has attracted the wide interest of researchers. For a long time, it was reported that the methane oxidation is a structure-sensitive reaction where the dispersion of the metallic active phase plays a key role in its activity and durability. In line with this, it has been demonstrated that the design of nanocatalysts with a controlled size provides many advantages compared to the traditional routes of preparation.
In the present Special Issue, you are invited to publish your original research on the applicability of advanced materials in different methane oxidation processes.
Dr. Zouhair Boukha
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- Methane oxidation
- Oxidative coupling
- New design
- Noble metal
- Transition metal
- Catalytic performance