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Applied Catalysis for a Circular Economy
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now
Michael Timko, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Research Interests: Renewable energy and waste-to-energy technologies; Liquid transportation fuels; Biomass fuels; Reaction engineering; Thermodynamics
About This Topic
The mounting and imminent global-scale environmental challenges of the 21st century require development of new catalytic technologies for conversion what has previously been considered waste into valuable products. Conceptually, the use of wastes as the feeds to new processes has emerged as a central theme in the circular economy. The main goals of the circular economy are to reduce dependence on natural resources while minimizing wastes that are often detrimental to the environment and thereby human health. For maximum benefit, the processes employed as the wheelhouse of the circular economy must be thermodynamically efficient, hence the driving need for new catalyst technologies that permit transformation of non-traditional resources at mild conditions. Replacing traditional feeds with wastes introduces many new fundamental and technological challenges, including catalyst activity for new types of molecules, stability in the presence of impurities, and reactor design for maximum efficiency. This issue includes, but is not limited to, all of these aspects of catalytic technology for circular economies, including both experimental and modeling studies and all branches of catalysis – heterogeneous, homogeneous, and biological.
Applied catalysis; Stability; Circular economy; Sustainability
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