Most Downloaded Articles

Open access

ISSN: 2772-4433

A Review of Cathode and Electrolyte Recovery from Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries: Recent technologies, processes and policies

•Technologies for cathode and electrolyte recovery from spent lithium-ion batteries are reviewed.•Various national polices and regulations on battery recycling are summarized.•Practical industrial recycling...

Share article

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...

Share article

Recent progress in flame retardant technology of battery: A review

•Flame retardant modification of electrolyte for improving battery safety is discussed.•The development of flame retardant battery separators for battery performance and safety are investigated.•New...

Share article

Synthesis and applications of low dielectric polyimide

•PI is an important interlayer dielectric material with excellent comprehensive properties.•PIs are widely served as flexible dielectric materials due to their excellent properties.•The synthesis and...

Share article

Developments of polyurethane in biomedical applications: A review

•This paper reviews PU's research progress and applications in the biomedical field.•It focuses on medical PU regarding dressings, skin sensors, orthopedics, and cardiovascular.•This article evaluates...

Share article

Dielectric elastomer actuators for artificial muscles: A comprehensive review of soft robot explorations

•Some representative design ideas and methods for preparing DEA driven soft robots are described.•The configuration and performance requirements of DEA for various bioinspired robots are introduced.•Perspectives...

Share article

Bio-based polymeric materials synthesized from renewable resources: A mini-review

•It reviews the recent developments and potential trends of bio-based polymers.•It mainly focuses on the preparation process, specific properties and applications of bio-based polymers.•It discusses...

Share article

Biomass carbon materials for high-performance secondary battery electrodes: A review

•The recent advances on bio-based carbon electrodes were reviewed.•The preparation approaches of biomass carbon materials were described.•The properties and application of biomass carbons in batteries...

Share article

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...

Share article

Review of the applications of 3D printing technology in the field of piezoelectric ceramics

•The main types of 3D printing technology in piezoelectric ceramic manufacturing are introduced.•Each 3D printing technology is described in detail from principle, process to application.•The application...

Share article

Rational design of photofunctional dyes BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs and applications for photocatalysis, photoelectric conversion and thermochromic materials

•Structurally tuned BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs are photofunctional dyes.•Triplet BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs are employed in photocatalytic field.•BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs capture the photons for photovoltaic conversion.•BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs...

Share article

Recent advances in catalytic filters for integrated removal of dust and NOx from flue gas: fundamentals and applications

1Catalytic filters include the catalytic bag filters and catalytic filter candles.2Multiple pollutants can be removed simultaneously with catalytic filters.3The materials, structures, performances and...

Share article

Cellulose-based functional gels and applications in flexible supercapacitors

•Various preparation methods for cellulose functional gels are discussed.•The promising applications of gels in supercapacitors are summarized.•The key technologies for developing cellulose gels with...

Share article

Research progress of MOF electrochromic materials

•Summarize the principle of MOF color change•Summarized the current problems in MOF electrochromism•Analyzed the current ligand types in the field of MOF electrochromism•Prospects and challenges for...

Share article

C1 Chemistry: The Stories of Research and Applications from Toyama

•Prof. Tsubaki's professional career spanning over 35 years is covered.•Innovative achievements of Prof. Noritatsu Tsubaki in C1 chemistry are listed.•State-of-the-art technologies on C1 chemistry and...

Share article

Microwave vs conventional heating in hydrogen production via catalytic dry reforming of methane

•Review microwave non-equilibrium heating.•First summary on temperature measurement in microwave.•Comparison of microwave with conventional heating in drying reforming methane.•Microwave reaction design...

Share article

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...

Share article

Research progress in antioxidation and anti-ablation coatings of carbon-based materials: A review

•The main types of high-temperature oxidation/ablation resistance ceramic coatings are introduced.•Each coating technology is described in detail from process to principle.•The main unsolved problems...

Share article

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...

Share article

Application of nanomaterials in waterborne coatings: A review

•The characteristics of nanomaterials and their applications in waterborne coatings are reviewed.•Noncovalent and covalent modifications of nanomaterials are analyzed in detail.•Enhancement mechanism...

Share article

Thermal physical applications of carbon dioxide: Recent progress, challenges and perspective

•Current researches on various applications for thermodynamic properties of CO2 were systematically and comprehensively reviewed.•The paper introduced the use of CO2 as solvent, heat transfer medium...

Share article

ZK60 based alloys with high-strength and high-ductility: A review

•Development of Mg-Zn-Zr (ZK) based alloys was reviewed.•The highest TYS of ZK based alloys is still in the order of 400 MPa.•Two efficient methods were developed to improve mechanical properties.•Combination...

Share article

Highly efficient synthesis of benzyl benzoate directly from self-coupling of benzyl alcohol in water

•Benzyl benzoate (BB), an important fine chemical, is synthesized with a green catalytic system.•The system is highly efficient, with very high selectivity near full conversion in just 0.5 h.•The ester...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

Stay Informed

Register your interest and receive email alerts tailored to your needs. Sign up below.