Special Issue "Application of Green Catalysts in Industrial and Environmental Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: process intensification; methanation; P2G; exergy; industrial and environmental catalysis; nano-catalysts production; adsorption; plant units design and modelling; process development and scale-up; dynamic modelling; wastewater treatment
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The use of nanoparticles in both environmental and industrial catalyzed processes has recently undergone to a remarkable growth, considering the increasing number of published papers on these topics. In this framework, the possibility to synthetize the nano-catalysts with green-based reagents and solvents allows the producers to follow and respect the fundamental pillars of the Green Economy. Nanoparticles can be utilized directly as suspended materials and, more often, are supported by other materials. Both industrial and environmental processes, such as catalyzed methanation (Ni, Fe, and Ru-based catalysts), Fischer–Tropsch processes (Fe(0)-based nano-catalysts), heterogeneous fenton, and dehalogenation processes, can be intensified by means of nano-catalysts employment, mainly because of their peculiar properties related to the quantum size effect. In view of sustainable industrial process development, the green production of the used catalysts represents a fundamental step of the whole process.
In this Special Issue, interested researchers are invited to submit original research papers, as well as review articles, on any of the topics related to the production and/or use of green-based catalysts, with a particular focus on nano-sized catalysts.
Dr. Giorgio Vilardi
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- Green processes;
- Process intensification;
- Industrial catalysis;
- Environmental catalysis;
- Metallic-based catalysts;
- Nanoparticles and microparticles;
- Heterogeneous fenton;
- Catalyzed methanation.