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Novel Porous Materials for Environmental Applications

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Environmental issues are among the main concerns that mankind is currently facing. These issues are not only related to the environmental remediation, but also to the efficient production, storage, and use of sustainable energy. Porous materials (i.e. carbon-based materials, zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, etc.) are very versatile and play a pivotal role in a wide range of environmental applications such as catalysis, gas separation, energy production, adsorption, etc. Their properties can be tuned to offer multiple options for developing high performance porous materials to be used in environmental applications.

The design and development of porous materials have received great attention from the scientific community recently. They display outstanding performance in several important fields related to environmental applications of a diverse nature: adsorption applications, pollutant removal, CO2 capture and valorization, catalytic reactions, energy storage, sensors, etc. There are a wide variety of porous materials, including carbon materials, zeolite, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), and ordered mesoporous materials. The aim of this Research Topic is to compile recent progress and challenges in the application of porous materials for environmental applications.

Original papers and reviews will be welcome. Manuscripts should discuss the design and synthesis of novel advanced porous materials, which may include carbon-based materials, zeolites, metal oxides, MOFs, as well as mesostructured, nanostructured, and hierarchically porous materials. Applications of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Energy storage devices such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, etc.
• Renewable energy generation/conversion
• Hydrogen storage, generation and purification
• Environmental remediation
• Environmentally-friendly catalysis and photocatalysis


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Environmental issues are among the main concerns that mankind is currently facing. These issues are not only related to the environmental remediation, but also to the efficient production, storage, and use of sustainable energy. Porous materials (i.e. carbon-based materials, zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, etc.) are very versatile and play a pivotal role in a wide range of environmental applications such as catalysis, gas separation, energy production, adsorption, etc. Their properties can be tuned to offer multiple options for developing high performance porous materials to be used in environmental applications.

The design and development of porous materials have received great attention from the scientific community recently. They display outstanding performance in several important fields related to environmental applications of a diverse nature: adsorption applications, pollutant removal, CO2 capture and valorization, catalytic reactions, energy storage, sensors, etc. There are a wide variety of porous materials, including carbon materials, zeolite, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), and ordered mesoporous materials. The aim of this Research Topic is to compile recent progress and challenges in the application of porous materials for environmental applications.

Original papers and reviews will be welcome. Manuscripts should discuss the design and synthesis of novel advanced porous materials, which may include carbon-based materials, zeolites, metal oxides, MOFs, as well as mesostructured, nanostructured, and hierarchically porous materials. Applications of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Energy storage devices such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, etc.
• Renewable energy generation/conversion
• Hydrogen storage, generation and purification
• Environmental remediation
• Environmentally-friendly catalysis and photocatalysis


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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26 May 2020 Manuscript

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