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Persulfate activation by single-atom catalysts for the removal of organic pollutants: A review

•The advances in PS activation by SACs for the removal of organic pollutants have been summarized.•Popular methods for the preparation and characterization of SACs in PS activation are introduced.•The...

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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...

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Recent developments on carbon-carbon cross-coupling reactions using rare-earth metals-derived coordination polymers as efficient and selective Pd catalytic systems

•Progress on CC cross-coupling reactions induced by Pd rare-earth-based CPs has been reviewed.•Catalysts for CC cross coupling reactions have been discussed.•The influence of the solvent, base, aryl...

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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...

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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...

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Adsorptive removal and catalytic performance of metal-organic frameworks containing mixed azolium-bipyridine ligand

•Nickel and Zinc azolium, bipyridine-based MOFs were synthesized and applied in the adsorption of anionic dyes.•Introduction of azolium moieties creates charges in the two MOFs.•The charged environment...

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Crystal structure and catalytic performance for direst oxidation of propylene to acrylic acid of MoVTeNbOx prepared by high-pressure hydrothermal synthesis

MoVTeNbOx catalysts were prepared through a high-pressure hydrothermal method, in which the crystalline structure and properties of the catalysts were tuned by varying the system pressure (0-12.0 MPa)....

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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...

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Microscopic principles of chemical engineering after fossil fuels

•This article presents some perspectives on possible engineering developments to accelerate the paradigm shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy.•The global energy demand and greenhouse-gas emissions...

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A mini review on recent advances in thermocatalytic hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to value-added chemicals and fuels

•Recent advances in thermocatalytic hydrogenation of CO2 are reviewed.•Different reaction routes and target products are presented individually.•Mechanisms and regulation strategies of catalysts in...

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Introduction of ZnO, Sn, and P promoters in CuO/CeO2 catalysts for improved production of dimethyldichlorosilane in the Rochow-Müller reaction

•A series of CuO/CeO2 catalysts incorporated with multicomponent promoters of ZnO, Sn, and P are synthesized by a facile ball-milling method.•The CuO-ZnO-P-Sn/CeO2 catalyst exhibits better catalytic...

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Ultrasensitive and selective sensing material of ultrafine WO3 nanoparticles for the detection of ppb-level NO2

•Ultrafine WO3 nanoparticles were directly deposited onto SiO2/Si substrates to form NO2 gas sensor.•WO3 nanoparticle sensor shows superior NO2 sensing performance.•NO2 sensing mechanisms of WO3 nanoparticles...

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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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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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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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Solvent-free synthesis of hierarchical Tb3+-doped Yttrium benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate metal organic framework nanosheets for fast and highly sensitive fluorescence detection of Fe3+ and Cr2O72− ions

•Hierarchical Tb-doped Y-MOF nanosheet was obtained via solvent-free grinding strategy•Tb-doped Y-MOF shows very fast luminescent response towards Fe3+ and Cr2O72− ions•It also exhibits low detection...

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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...

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Swelling-induced morpholine functionalized adamantane-containing poly(aryl ether ketone) membranes for vanadium flow batteries

•New swelling-induced morpholine functionalized adamantane-containing membranes are prepared.•MAPEK membranes are first applied in VFB.•MAPEK membranes exhibit low area resistance and high membrane...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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