Special Issue "New Advances in Heterogeneous Catalysis Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Klaus Stowe
Guest Editor
Chemical Technology, Institute for Chemistry, Natural Science Faculty, Chemnitz Technical University, Chemnitz, Germany
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis (combinatorial and high-throughput catalyst discovery and optimization; catalyst design; reaction kinetics; adsorption phenomena; SCR; automotive emissions control; electrocatalysts and fuel cells; CO2 utilization; microstructured reactors); materials synthesis by CC and HTE (energy storage materials; nanoscaled chalcogenides)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to an urgently needed change in the use of raw materials as well as an increasing demand for enduring storage of electrical power from renewable energy sources, new catalyst materials and advanced concepts for the utilization of biomass for industrially relevant basic chemicals as well as Power-To-X (gas, liquid, and heat) technologies represent major challenges these days. Current industrial processes and catalyst-based environmental technologies have to be transformed into more green and sustainable procedures to achieve the objective of climate neutrality in the carbon cycle. To realize a continuous transition from a fossil fuel-based economy into a climate-neutral economy, chemical conversions of the most important greenhouse gas—carbon dioxide—into basic chemicals by catalytic or electrocatalytic processes must also be intensified. Finally, the return of already existing products and micro-pollutants must be given an increased focus with the objective to integrate them into these new raw material cycles by catalytic processes. The urgency of achieving all these goals as quickly as possible also makes it necessary to use accelerated search strategies for catalysts such as high-throughput methods.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Stowe
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • catalysts
  • biomass transformation
  • power-to-gas
  • power-to-liquid
  • advanced materials
  • advanced concepts

Published Papers

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