This Special Issue will include papers on Materials and Clean Processes for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications (The CFP on the journal website
There is an overwhelming compulsion in the development of new materials aiming to reduce the environmental impact of processes in the energy field and to adapt their properties to target applications. Generally, materials developed for specific applications are reconverted for other uses and slightly modified to reach higher performances. A different approach is to create new and target materials for a definite application by varying the synthesis and activation conditions and methodology during preparation. This way, numerous new materials have recently been developed for specific applications in the field of energy. Thanks to the advances in material science, several gas/energy storage and production processes have been transformed/reconverted into clean processes (biofuel industry, fatal energy recovery, renewable energy storage, exhaust gas treatment, wastewater treatment, etc.).
The topic of this Special Issue is the implementation of new materials in clean processes in the energy field:
- Biosourced material for energy recovery (biofuel, chars, etc.);
- Materials and composites for energy storage (PCM, salt hydrate, zeolites, etc.);
- Materials and catalytic materials for energy related processes (biofuels production and purification, biogas purification, etc.).
- Exhaust gas treatment
- Wastewater treatment technologies;
- Innovative technologies for the removal of emerging pollutants;
- Sewage bio-solids management (methanisation, composting,