Special Issue "Heterogeneous Catalysts Synthesis and Characterization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2020.
Interests: catalysis, chemical knetics, materials chemistry
Catalysts synthesis is an indispensable part of heterogeneous catalysis, which is a very multidisciplinary field comprising preparations, reactivity studies, kinetics, reaction and reactor engineering, etc. To improve activity, selectivity, and stability and to link the physico-chemical properties with catalytic behaviour, a lot of effort has been devoted to catalyst characterization, including in-situ spectroscopy and imaging.
This Special Issue aims to encompass original scientific papers, short communications, and reviews on innovative approaches for catalyst preparation without any restrictions regarding the types of catalysts (zeolites, supported metals, MOFS, clays, carbons, nanotubes, structured catalysts, immobilized homogeneous catalysts, nanoreactors, composites, membranes, thin films, etc.). Besides classical methods of preparation (hydrothermal synthesis, sol-gel methods, impregnation, precipitation, etc.), the editors also anticipate contributions addressing less conventional methods such as surfactant assisted preparations, mechanochemical or plasma activation, ALD, CVD, flame and combustion methods, application of ultrasound, etc.
Potential industrial implementation and requirements of large scale catalyst production inevitably call for research on upscaling, shaping, and structuring, including extrusion, spray drying, tabletting, high-throughput approaches, etc.
The editors especially welcome contributions in such emerging areas as numerical and theoretical approaches in catalyst preparation.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit papers and reviews exploring the fascinating issue of heterogeneous catalyst preparation and characterization.
Prof. Irina L. Simakova
Prof. Dmitry Yu. Murzin
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- Heterogeneous catalysts
- Theoretical approaches in catalyst preparation