First International Conference on
Unconventional Catalysis, Reactors and Applications

Zaragoza-Spain, 16-18 October 2019
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.