Catalysis Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Biocatalysis, enzymes, enzyme catalysis
  • Catalysis for biomass conversion
  • Organocatalysis, catalysis in organic and polymer chemistry
  • Nanostructured Catalysts
  • Catalytic materials
  • Computational catalysis
  • Kinetics of catalytic reactions

It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.


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Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021

Special Issue

Sustainable Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental Remediation and Waste Valorization

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Konstantinos S. Triantafyllidis, PhD, Professor

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Research Interests: Biomass and waste valorization to fuels, chemicals and polymers; Green chemistry and chemical technology; Heterogeneous catalysis; Adsorption/catalysis for environmental remediation; (Nano)materials synthesis and characterization

Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, PhD, Research Associate

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Research interests: Design and physicochemical characterizations of advanced nanomaterials for catalytic application in fields of energy, biomass valorization and environmental remediation

About This Topic

The sustainable and eco-friendly management of wastes has been at the forefront of technological, economic and societal development in the last decades. Even more recently, the emerging concept of Circular (Bio)Economy based on the recycling and valorization of wastes towards value-added chemicals, fuels and products, appears as a promising solution to the foreseen depletion of fossil resources. Almost all types of organic wastes, e.g. food waste, low quality lipids, cooking vegetable oils, industrial organic by-products, municipal wastes, forestry and agricultural wastes, plastics, etc., are exceptional candidates to be utilized as “renewable feedstocks” in advanced heterogeneous catalysis processes that can be part of integrated biorefineries and conventional refineries, as well as pharmaceutical, chemicals and polymer industry. In addition to waste valorization, heterogeneous catalysis plays a pivotal role in the remediation of polluted air, water and other liquid industrial or municipal effluents. Advanced (photo)catalytic oxidation of organic pollutants ranging from carcinogenic phenolics to traces of pharmaceuticals found in different water streams is one of the wide varieties of catalytic processes that can be utilized towards a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

Within this context, we invite the submission of original research papers, communications, perspectives and (mini)review articles presenting the latest achievements and trends in sustainable heterogeneous catalysis for environmental remediation and waste valorization to fuels, chemicals and materials, including the important topics of technoeconomic analysis and life cycle assessment. Emphasis will be given not only to the integrated processes but also to the fundamental understanding and design of novel catalytic materials supported by advanced experimental characterization and theoretical simulation.