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Special Issue "Catalytic Performance of Zeolites and Nanostructured Materials in Bio-Refinery Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 132

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Vladimir Zholobenko
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Guest Editor
Keele University
Interests: catalysis by zeolites and nanostructured materials and spectroscopic methods of their characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on sustainable renewable energy and green chemistry applications owing to a range of economic, societal and environmental reasons. This has already resulted in the conception of the bio-refinery model and the development of several generations of biofuel and platform chemicals from renewable sources (such as triglycerides, starch, lignocellulose and microalgae) utilising a range of processes, from enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation to catalytic conversion of biomass and bio-oil upgrading. Meeting the challenges posed by varying feedstocks and demanding reaction conditions will require new catalysts with enhanced performance based on improved mass transport, superior activity and selectivity, and high thermal and hydrothermal stability. These may include macro-meso-microporous zeolites, zeotypes and metal oxides, as well as metal–organic frameworks and related nanostructured materials.

The scope of this Special Issue includes the preparation, characterisation, application and modelling of zeolites and related nanostructured materials for the production of renewable fuels and platform chemicals in a sustainable way, utilising environmentally friendly technologies related to modern bio-refinery approaches. The contributions invited include original and significant research articles that are of interest to both academic and industrial scientists.

Dr. Vladimir Zholobenko
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • zeolites
  • nanostructured catalysts
  • bio-refinery
  • renewable fuels and platform chemicals
  • in situ and operando characterisation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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