Special Issue "Advances in Heterocatalysis by Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: physical chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis; environmental catalysis; catalyst promotion; chemical reaction engineering and thermodynamics; surfaces and interfaces; electrochemistry; fuel cells; nanomaterials and nanotechnology
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Heterogeneous catalysis played, and will continue to play, a major key role in industrial processes for large-scale synthesis of commodity chemicals of global importance, and in catalytic systems that possess a critical role in energy generation and environmental protection approaches. Numerous eco-friendly and cost-efficient applications of heterogeneous catalysis involve, for example, De-NOx, De-N2O and VOCs emission control systems, waste treatment, photocatalytic, bio-refinery, CO2 utilization and fuel cells applications, as well as hydrocarbon processing for H2, added-value chemicals and liquid fuels production, among many others.
Surface-induced and/or support-mediated promotion of catalytic performance through metal–metal and metal–support interactions, as well as surface morphology (size and shape of catalytic particles) are issues that have crucial role in determining and improving the efficiency and robustness of heterogeneous catalytic materials for specific applications. Great advances have been recorded on these issues as a result of the ongoing progress in nanotechnology that provides efficient approaches and routes for the design of nano-structured composite materials subjected to enhanced metal-metal and metal-support interactions; fine-tuning of critical physicochemical properties, such as electron affinity (work function), oxidation state and morphology of catalyst nanoparticles is therefore achieved, enabling catalytic activity, selectivity and time-on-stream stability optimization of the materials for reactions under consideration.
The titled Special Issue aims to cover current experimental and/or computational (e.g., DFT calculations) studies, in the field of heterogeneous catalysis by nanomaterials. Advanced synthesis routes, characterizations, activity/stability evaluation and fundamental understanding of structure-activity relationships or possible metal–metal and metal–support interactions under desired reactions, are very welcome.
Prof. Dr. Ioannis V. Yentekakis
Prof. Dr. Wei(Willy) Chu
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- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Nano-structured catalysts
- Synthesis routes
- Structural textural physicochemical characterizations
- Catalysts promotion
- Metal-metal and metal-support interactions
- Nanomaterials for energy applications
- Nanomaterials for emissions control applications
- Environmental catalysis applications
- Nano-structured photocatalysts
- Electrocatalytic nanomaterials
- Electrodes and fuel cells