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Catalytic conversion of bioethanol to value-added chemicals and fuels: A review

•Bioethanol as an important platform molecule for further valorisation.•Different routes of bioethanol upgrading to value-added chemicals/fuels are discussed.•Catalyst structure-activity relationships...

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Review of CO2-kerogen interaction and its effects on enhanced oil recovery and carbon sequestration in shale oil reservoirs

•Progress has been obtained in determining the unconventional petrophysical properties of shale oil rocks.•Supercritical CO2 can spontaneously replace hydrocarbons from the organic matter of shale formations.•CO2-kerogen...

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Zeolite-based cracking catalysts for bio-oil upgrading: A critical review

•Zeolite-based catalysts for bio-oil upgrading are critically reviewed.•Effects of main parameters on catalyst performance are summarized.•Mechanisms on the bio-oil upgrading over zeolite catalysts...

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Recent advance on cobalt-based oxide catalyst for the catalytic removal of volatile organic compounds: A review

•Research development of Co-based catalyst for VOCs removal is overviewed.•The influence of water vapor in catalytic oxidation of VOCs is discussed.•The performance metrics of the catalysts were normalized...

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Advances in low-temperature extraction of natural resources using liquefied dimethyl ether

•Dimethyl ether (DME) owns many special properties that make it suitable for extraction applications.•The liquefied DME extraction shows many advantages and strong potential market competitiveness.•Liquefied...

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The path to carbon neutrality in China: A paradigm shift in fossil resource utilization

•Point out the developing directions and important technologies for the transformation of fossil utilization.•Stress the importance of quality-based cascade utilization and complete recovery of hydrogen.•Provide...

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Novel Green resource material: Eucommia Ulmoides Gum

•Reporting the recent novel technologies and methods of efficient extraction for Bio-based EUG.•Clarifying relationship of crystalline characteristics and phase-structure properties of EUG blends.•Functional...

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Discrete particle methods for engineering simulation: Reproducing mesoscale structures in multiphase systems

•Principle of EMMS-DPM method is introduced.•GPU-CPU heterogeneous computing and multi-level heterogeneous parallelization to accelerate simulation.•Review of handling complex particles and complex...

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Plasmonic Ag nanoparticles decorated g-C3N4 for enhanced visible-light driven photocatalytic degradation and H2 production

The plasmonic Ag nanoparticles (NPs) loaded g-C3N4 photocatalysts (Ag/C3N4) were successfully prepared via a conventional procedure. The fully characterized Ag/C3N4 photocatalysts exhibited excellent...

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Low-cost and stable SFX-based semiconductor materials in organic optoelectronics

•A class of new spiro polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.•Facile and efficient preparation by one-pot method.•Binary conjugation and three-dimensional configuration.•Low-cost and stable building-block...

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Synthesis of high acid-resistant ultramarine blue pigment through coal gangue, industrial zeolite waste and corn straw waste recycling

•The ultramarine blue pigment was synthesized through coal gangue, industrial zeolite waste and corn straw waste.•SiO2 coated the synthesis ultramarine blue pigment improved the acid resistance of the...

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Development of catalysts for direct non-oxidative methane aromatization

•Methane-to-benzene is one of key reactions for constitution of sustainable carbon-cycling processes.•Mo/HZSM-5 catalyst is the most active and selective for the reaction.•Two shaped catalysts were...

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Investigation into the hydrodynamics of liquid-solid inclined micro-fluidized beds

•The inclined micro-fluidized bed (MFB) is designed to investigate liquid-solid hydrodynamics.•Ergun equation is applicable for dP/dB ranging from 0.025 to 0.165 with bed inclination <10°.•Secondary...

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Micro reactors for measurement and analysis of thermochemical gas-solid reactions

•Micro gas-solid reactors can be classified on basis of the heating and loading methods.•Heating rate and gas-solid contacts need to be considered in selecting and operating microreactors.•Each reactor...

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