Catalytic applications of waste derived materials

Bennett, James A., Wilson, Karen and Lee, Adam F. (2016). Catalytic applications of waste derived materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (10), pp. 3617-3637.

Abstract

Sustainability has become a watchword and guiding principle for modern society, and with it a growing appreciation that anthropogenic 'waste', in all its manifold forms, can offer a valuable source of energy, construction materials, chemicals and high value functional products. In the context of chemical transformations, waste materials not only provide alternative renewable feedstocks, but also a resource from which to create catalysts. Such waste-derived heterogeneous catalysts serve to improve the overall energy and atom-efficiency of existing and novel chemical processes. This review outlines key chemical transformations for which waste-derived heterogeneous catalysts have been developed, spanning biomass conversion to environmental remediation, and their benefits and disadvantages relative to conventional catalytic technologies.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ta09613h
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Funding: EPSRC (EP/K036548/1; EP/K014749/1; EP/K014706/1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemistry(all),Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment,Materials Science(all)
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Published Date: 2016-03-14
Authors: Bennett, James A.
Wilson, Karen ( 0000-0003-4873-708X)
Lee, Adam F. ( 0000-0002-2153-1391)

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