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

Design and Synthesis of Nano-photocatalytic Materials and Their Applications in Environmental Pollutant Control

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Shiping Xu, PhD, Associate Professor

Shandong University

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Research Interests: Water treatment; Photocatalysis; Antibiotics removal

About This Topic

Globally, the major concern related to environment is the discharge of toxic and harmful chemicals into the water bodies from various industries, and the remediation strategies of emerging contaminants at large scale and in a cost-effective manner is a great challenge for the researchers. Among the various techniques, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) via photocatalyst have been proven to be efficient to eliminate various organic and inorganic contaminants from the water bodies. Therefore, the proposed special issue will publish manuscripts dealing with fundamental photocatalytic processes in degradation of urgent and emerging environmental contaminants. Special interest lies in:

1)   Environmental photocatalysis and new solar remediation technology.
2)   Photocatalytic Materials: novel photocatalysts and nanostructures.
3)   Standardization of photocatalytic activity evaluations in lab and industry.
3)   Emerging scientific/engineering opportunities in semiconductor photocatalysis.