First International Conference on
Unconventional Catalysis, Reactors and Applications

Zaragoza-Spain, 16-18 October 2019
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Full Paper Publishing
Authors presenting works at UCRA are invited to submit a manuscript for publication in a special
issue of Catalysis Today (Elsevier). The manuscripts received will be subjected to standard peer
review managed by the Guest Editors of the special issue. The submission deadline for the special
issue will be November 15 th 2019.

Poster Size
A0 841 x 1189 mm width x height

Scientific contributions are invited addressing the following topics (examples of subjects are given
below but they are not meant to restrict other emerging concepts):
  • Unconventional catalyst synthesis and manufacturing methods
    • Novel catalyst preparation methods: sonochemical preparation, plasma-induced preparation, laser-induced preparation, MW-assisted in situ methods, plant- and bio- assisted methods, preparation and stabilization of catalytic clusters, Atomic-Layer Deposition methods, etc.
    • Hierarchically designed catalysts for selective encapsulation/selection/trapping of targeted molecules/ added value products, etc.
    • Novel supports: catalysts on paper, 3D-printed supports, natural structures as catalytic supports, smart membranes and thin films, etc.
    • Advanced design synthesis: machine-learning, automated methods, fabrication based on theoretical predictions of catalytic systems
  • Unconventional activation/energy supply methods
    • Catalysis under microwaves or RF fields
    • Plasmonic catalysts and light/laser/LED activation
    • Plasma-assisted catalysis
    • Ultrasound-assisted catalysis
    • Mechanochemical activation
  • Catalysis in unconventional environments
    • Heterogeneous catalysis in living systems (cells, organisms). Bio-orthogonal catalysis.
    • Catalysis outside reactors. Heterogeneous catalytic processes in the atmosphere, water, soil.
    • Catalysis under extreme conditions (plasma ambients, cavitation, magnetic fields, high pressure).
    • Emerging environmental applications: water treatment catalysts that are retrievable thank to a magnetic support, photocatalysts that kill bacteria on target surfaces, etc.
  • Unconventional catalytic reactors
    • Catalysis in urban environment: catalyst deposited on walls, glass, street lamps, furniture, textiles, etc., for indoor and outdoor air purification.
    • Catalysis using hot surfaces already existing in the environment
    • Novel designs of photocatalytic reactors using ambient light
    • Smart catalytic units. Distributed, self-activable, self-powered catalytic reactors.