Special Issue "Innovative Materials for Energy and Recycling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2020.
Interests: Metal-Organic Frameworks; Li-Ion batteries; Recycling: Effluent Treatment
The development of the industry has increased the quality of life in the last century. Today, the relatively easy accessibility to the raw materials used in industry, the mass production and the easy transport of goods has pushed commerce to huge heights. However, the great development and the human consumption of goods have arrived with an enormous environmental cost in term of energy consumption and environmental impact involving the development of innovative materials.
Current researches are focus on the development of efficient materials to optimize as much as possible the efficiency of the production energy with a particular focus on free or low carbon energy. For example, energy storage is one of the biggest challenges for the next number of decades is the management of renewable energy. Undoubtedly, because of the need of an efficient waste management, the recycling of goods and the industrial effluent treatment are also a major current problem.
This Special Issue is devoted to the development of innovative materials in the fields of environment and energy. Contributions include, but are not limited to, a variety of topics such as materials (carbon, silica, hybrid materials …) for the energy storage (Batteries, H2 production …), photovoltaic cells, photocatalysis, gas storage or separation, effluent treatment, waste management and raw metal extraction.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite contributions from experts in the field who are encouraged to submit both original research papers, as well as review/mini review articles, from basic aspects and future directions in the field.
Dr. Michael Carboni
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 papers will be 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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Porous materials
- Gas storage
- H2 production
- Shape materials
- Waste management
- Industrial effluent treatment
- Raw metal extraction
- Inorganic, organic or hybrid materials (MOFs)
- Composite materials