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ISSN: 2468-0257
CN: 10-1418/TK
p-ISSN: 2096-2797

Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into chemicals and fuels

In the search of alternative resources to make commodity chemicals and transportation fuels for a low carbon future, lignocellulosic biomass with over 180-billion-ton annual production rate has been...

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Recent progress on synthesis of ZIF-67-based materials and their application to heterogeneous catalysis

In recent years, an increasing amount of interest has been dedicated to the synthesis and application of ZIF-67-based materials due to their exceptionally high surface area, tunable porosity, and excellent...

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Progress in electrolytes for rechargeable Li-based batteries and beyond

Owing to almost unmatched volumetric energy density, Li-based batteries have dominated the portable electronic industry for the past 20 years. Not only will that continue, but they are also now powering...

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Application of metal organic framework in wastewater treatment

Water pollution is an increasingly serious environmental problem because many pollutants have carcinogenic effects on humans and aquatic organisms. Metal organic framework (MOF), made up of metal ions...

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Magic of hydrogen spillover: Understanding and application

The hydrogen spillover effect (HSPE) plays an important role in heterogeneous catalysis and hydrogen storage as an interfacial phenomenon, which facilitates the improvement of hydrogen storage properties...

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Synthesis strategies of covalent organic frameworks: An overview from nonconventional heating methods and reaction media

Covalent organic frameworks (COFs), as an emerging class of porous crystalline materials constructed by covalent links between the building monomers, have gained tremendous attention. Over the past...

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A comprehensive review on recent progress in aluminum–air batteries

The aluminum–air battery is considered to be an attractive candidate as a power source for electric vehicles (EVs) because of its high theoretical energy density (8100 Wh kg−1), which is significantly...

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Porous framework materials for energy & environment relevant applications: A systematic review

Carbon peaking and carbon neutralization trigger a technical revolution in energy & environment related fields. Development of new technologies for green energy production and storage, industrial energy...

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Lignin-based carbon fibers: Formation, modification and potential applications

As an aromatic polymer in nature, lignin has recently attracted gross attention because of its advantages of high carbon content, low cost and bio-renewability. However, most lignin is directly burnt...

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Prelithiation strategies for silicon-based anode in high energy density lithium-ion battery

Green energy storage devices play vital roles in reducing fossil fuel emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Growing markets for portable electronics and electric vehicles create tremendous...

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Novel high-entropy oxides for energy storage and conversion: From fundamentals to practical applications

High-entropy oxides (HEOs) are gaining prominence in the field of electrochemistry due to their distinctive structural characteristics, which give rise to their advanced stable and modifiable functional...

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Machine learning for membrane design and discovery

Membrane technologies are becoming increasingly versatile and helpful today for sustainable development. Machine Learning (ML), an essential branch of artificial intelligence (AI), has substantially...

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Direct conversion of methane to methanol by electrochemical methods

A convenient method for methane (CH4) direct conversion to methanol (CH3OH) is of great significance to use methane-rich resources, especially clathrates and stranded shale gas resources located in...

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Overview of acidic deep eutectic solvents on synthesis, properties and applications

This review divides the acidic deep eutectic solvents (ADES) into Brønsted and Lewis DES according to their diversity of acidic character. The hydrogen bond donors and halide salts for formulating an...

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A review on the synthesis of transition metal nitride nanostructures and their energy related applications

Transition metal nitrides (TMN) have recently grabbed immensely appealing as ideal active materials in energy storage and catalysis fields on account of their remarkable electrical conductivity, excellent...

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A survey of hybrid energy devices based on supercapacitors

Developing multifunctional energy storage systems with high specific energy, high specific power and long cycling life has been the one of the most important research directions. Compared to batteries...

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Direct seawater splitting for hydrogen production: Recent advances in materials synthesis and technological innovation

Direct seawater splitting has emerged as a popular and promising research direction for synthesising clean, green, non-polluting, and sustainable hydrogen energy without depending on high-purity water...

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Advances in particulate matter filtration: Materials, performance, and application

Air-borne pollutants in particulate matter (PM) form, produced either physically during industrial processes or certain biological routes, have posed a great threat to human health. Particularly during...

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Engineering g-C3N4 based materials for advanced photocatalysis: Recent advances

Photocatalysis driven by abundant yet intermittent solar energy has considerable potential in renewable energy generation and environmental remediation. The outstanding electronic structure and physicochemical...

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Organic solvent nanofiltration membranes for separation in non-polar solvent system

Membrane technology holds significant potential for augmenting or partially substituting conventional separation techniques, such as heat-driven distillation, thereby reducing energy consumption. Organic...

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Ordered mesoporous materials for water pollution treatment: Adsorption and catalysis

To meet the growing emission of water contaminants, the development of new materials that enhance the efficiency of the water treatment system is urgent. Ordered mesoporous materials provide opportunities...

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Oxidation of emerging organic contaminants by in-situ H2O2 fenton system

The existence and risk of emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) have been under consideration and paid much effort to degrade these pollutants. Fenton system is one of the most widely used technologies...

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Cellulose-based materials in wastewater treatment of petroleum industry

The most abundant natural biopolymer on earth, cellulose fiber, may offer a highly efficient, low-cost, and chemical-free option for wastewater treatment. Cellulose is widely distributed in plants and...

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Recent advances and future prospects on Ni3S2-Based electrocatalysts for efficient alkaline water electrolysis

Green hydrogen (H2) produced by renewable energy powered alkaline water electrolysis is a promising alternative to fossil fuels due to its high energy density with zero-carbon emissions. However, efficient...

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Synthesis and applications of MOF-derived porous nanostructures

Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) represent a class of porous material which is formed by strong bonds between metal ions and organic linkers. By careful selection of constituents, MOFs can exhibit very...

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