Special Issue "Synthesis of Nanocomposites and Catalysis Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 February 2021.
Interests: Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-Ray Diffraction, nanostructed catalysts, perovskites, ceramics, oxidation reactions, crystal structure, high temperature reactions, morphotropic phase transitions
Catalytic technologies are required in various industries: in the chemical and food industries, energy, wood processing, and pharmaceuticals. Catalysts are involved in 70–80% of all chemical processes. The global catalyst market size was estimated at USD 25.0 billion in 2018 and continues to grow. In the United States and Europe, the catalyst market is growing due to the introduction of new rules and regulations governing the level of pollution in industry. Enterprises are forced to invest in the catalytic industry in order to meet new environmental standards.
To create new approaches in the synthesis of catalysts, it is necessary to understand, in greater detail, the structure of effective centers, methods of regeneration, how to increase thermal stability, etc. One of the possibilities to significantly improve the characteristics of catalytic systems is to reduce the size of their components. The growing interest in nanostructured systems stimulated a significant surge in the activity of studying their structure, which does not come down to the atomic structure of a single nanoparticle or crystalline block. The most important characteristics affecting the physical and chemical properties of nanocomposites are the size, shape of the nanoparticles, their mutual orientation, etc.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials “Synthesis of Nanocomposites and Catalysis Applications” will focus not only on the features of nanocomposite synthesis but also on methods for the characterization of material structure, the relationship between chemical structure and catalytic properties, and possible avenues for catalyst regeneration or decomposition.
Dr. Evgeny Yu. Gerasimov
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- advanced synthesis
- material characterization
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Structural insight in La0.5Ca0.5Mn0.5Co0.5O3 decomposition in methane combustion process
Authors: Evgeny Gerasimov; Olga Nikolaeva
Affiliation: BIC SB RAN
Abstract: Perovskite-like solid solution La0.5Ca0.5Mn0.5Co0.5O3 was tested in the methane combustion reaction. During the reaction, there is a noticeable decrease in methane conversion, the rate of catalyst deactivation increases with the temperature rising. The in situ XRD method shows that the observed deactivation occurs as a result of the segregation of calcite and cobalt oxide particles on the perovskite surface. According to the TGA, the observed drop in catalytic activity is also associated with a large loss of oxygen from the perovskite structure.