Special Issue "Innovative Materials for Energy and Recycling"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Michael Carboni
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Guest Editor
CEA, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, Laboratoire des systèmes HYbrides pour la Séparation, Bât. 426 – L1-21 – BP 17171 - F-30207 Bagnols/Ceze cedex, France
Interests: Metal-Organic Frameworks; Li-Ion batteries; Recycling: Effluent Treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Battery
  • Recycling
  • Porous materials
  • Photocatalysis
  • Gas storage
  • H2 production
  • Shape materials
  • Waste management
  • Industrial effluent treatment
  • Raw metal extraction
  • Inorganic, organic or hybrid materials (MOFs)
  • Composite materials

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Combining Organic and Inorganic Wastes to Form Metal–Organic Frameworks
Materials 2020, 13(2), 441; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020441 - 17 Jan 2020
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This paper reports a simple method to recycle plastic-bottle and Li-ion-battery waste in one process by forming valuable coordination polymers (metal–organic frameworks, MOFs). Poly(ethylene terephthalate) from plastic bottles was depolymerized to produce an organic ligand source (terephthalate), and Li-ion batteries were dissolved as [...] Read more.
This paper reports a simple method to recycle plastic-bottle and Li-ion-battery waste in one process by forming valuable coordination polymers (metal–organic frameworks, MOFs). Poly(ethylene terephthalate) from plastic bottles was depolymerized to produce an organic ligand source (terephthalate), and Li-ion batteries were dissolved as a source of metals. By mixing both dissolution solutions together, selective precipitation of an Al-based MOF, known as MIL-53 in the literature, was observed. This material can be recovered in large quantities from waste and presents similar properties of purity and porosity to as-synthesis MIL-53. This work illustrates the opportunity to form hybrid porous materials by combining different waste streams, laying the foundations for an achievable integrated circular economy from different waste cycle treatments (for batteries and plastics). Full article
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