Catalytic applications of waste derived materials


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts 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: General Chemistry,Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment,General Materials Science
Publication ISSN: 2050-7496
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2024 07:19
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 11:10
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-03-14
Published Online Date: 2016-01-20
Accepted Date: 2016-01-12
Submitted Date: 2015-11-25
Authors: Bennett, James A.
Wilson, Karen (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4873-708X)
Lee, Adam F. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2153-1391)



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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