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Special Issue "The CO2 Economy: CO2 Capture and Reuse Technologies"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Zheng Wang
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Guest Editor
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: artificial photosynthesis; CO2 conversion; water splitting; photocatalysis
Prof. Dr. Angela Dibenedetto
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy
2. CIRCC, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: catalysis; CO2 conversion; green chemistry; integration of biotechnology and catalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid increase in CO2 emission from fossil fuel combustion has drawn tremendous attention all over the world, because of the greenhouse effect of CO2 resulting in serious eco-environmental problems. It is quite urgent to control and reduce the emission of CO2 through regulating traditional energy consumption and improving the utilization of clean energy. More importantly, CO2 is a carbon-containing molecule, which can be recycled and converted into valuable fuels and chemical products via capture and utilization (CCU) technologies. Therefore, seeking environment-benign, low-cost, energy-efficient methods and technologies to capture and reuse CO2 is a significant task for sustainable development.

The focus of this Special Issue is to offer an overview and a comprehensive description of state-of-the-art advances in the field of CO2 capture and utilization. Our aim is to gather contributions from the most significant researchers in this field to this Special Issue. Research or review articles which cover innovative aspects and technologies related to pre- and post-combustion CO2 capture, liquid and solid CO2 adsorbents, conversion of CO2 through homogeneous catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis, and direct utilization of CO2 will be welcome.

Prof. Dr. Zheng Wang
Prof. Dr. Angela Dibenedetto 
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • pre- and post-combustion CO2 capture
  • liquid and solid CO2 adsorbents
  • catalytic/photocatalytic/electrocatalytic/biocatalytic conversion of CO2
  • direct utilization of CO2

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