PREPA12 – Int. Symposium on the "Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts"

8 July 2018 19:00 - 12 July 2018, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

The 12th International Symposium on the "Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts" will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, from 8 till 12 July 2018.

It is a tradition that every four years, the Université catholique de Louvain and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven jointly organize a symposium devoted to the scientific bases for the preparation of heterogeneous catalysts. This meeting brings together researchers from academia and industry and offer a forum for discussions on the chemistry involved in the preparation of industrial heterogeneous catalysts.

We cordially invite all scientists active in the field of heterogeneous catalysis to participate in the 12th International Symposium on Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts.

The scientific program will consist of invited lectures, oral and poster presentations.

Contributions are solicited that focus on the aspects of catalyst preparation. Reports on physico-chemical characteristics of catalysts and catalytic performances should be limited to correlations with the preparation parameters. 

Papers will be selected by a scientific committee, consisting of representatives from industry of catalysis (manufacturers and users), based on the scientific value of the abstract, the novelty and the compliance of the subject to the symposium topics.

Deadline for abstract submission: October 31, 2017.

Main Topics

Innovative approaches in catalyst preparation for specific performance

-   Air and water depollution processes
-   Biomass conversion and biorefinery processes
-   Petroleum refinery, petrochemistry and natural gas conversion
-   Green chemicals and fine chemicals
-   Electrocatalytic and photocatalytic processes
-   Artificial photosynthesis
Advanced preparations of catalysts and supports-   MOFs, COFs, PMOs, zeolites and ordered mesoporous materials
Hierarchical materials
-   Clays and layered catalysts
-   Heterogenized homogeneous catalysts
-   Nanotubes, nanofibers and nanoparticles
-   Immobilised enzymes
-   Hybrid and composite catalysts
-   Solid chiral catalysts
-   Aerogels, xerogels and foams
-   Core shell and egg shell structures
-   Thin film and membrane catalysts
Key concepts and tools in catalyst preparation-   Upscaling and downscaling
-   Shaping and structuring
-   Rejuvenation of spent catalysts
-   Eco-friendly catalyst preparation
-   Biomimicking and biomorphism
-   Surfactant and template assisted preparations
-   Mechanochemical preparations
-   Flame and combustion synthesis
-   Preparations using ultrasound and electromagnetic radiation
-   Plasma assisted preparations
-   Synthesis in supercritical conditions
-   Photo- and electrodeposition
-   Atomic layer deposition
-   High-throughput and robotic approaches
-   In-situ spectroscopies, imaging
-   Numerical and theoretical approaches in catalyst preparation
The main topics given are not exclusive, but aim at inspiring contributors.

SOCRATE auditoriums

SOCRATE auditoriums , Place Cardinal Mercier , Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348, Belgium

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