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

Applications of Photocatalysts in Organic Pollutions

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Chung-Hsin Wu, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 80778, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Photocatalysis; wastewater treatment; environmental engineering; biological adsorbent; environmental catalyst materials; advanced physical and chemical treatment; heterogeneous catalysis; organic pollutants


Photocatalytic technology has been demonstrated to be one of the “green” and effective strategies for the environmental remediation. Photocatalysts could be induced by ultraviolent, visible-light or solar light. The generated holes and radicals were effectively to degrade organic pollutions. This special issue is focused on applications of photocatalysts which contain both bench-scale and practical applications in environmental remediation for organic pollutions. Additionally, both heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis were attended to in this special issue.

Topics contain the application of photocatalysts in below aspects but are not limited to: 
water disinfection
biological contamination
hazardous waste remediation
water purification
air purification
wastewater treatment