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Porous Materials for Sustainable Development

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Guest Editors

Ming Liu, Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

Dr. Ming Liu received her BAs and Ph.D at Nanyang Technological University after which she joined Temasek Lab@NTU as research scientist on the same year of graduation. She joined Harbin Institute of Technology since 2019 and is currently a professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Her research interests include high temperature resistant polymer and its light weight systems, composite materials, NIR reflectance tuning and polymer based ceramic precursors.

Wei Zhou, Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences), China.

Dr. Wei Zhou is a full professor in Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences), China. He received his PhD degree in 2009 from Jilin University, China. His research interests include mesoporous materials, organic/inorganic semiconductor nanomaterials for solar energy conversion, photocatalysis, photothermal and photoelectrochemical performance. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed SCI papers as first author or corresponding author with H-index of 57 and 3 book chapters. He is also hosting 6 national research projects.

Jinhua Hu, Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology,Jiangnan University, China.

Dr. Jinhua Hu received her Ph.D. degree from Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2013. Her research interests are in encapsulation and stabilization of bioactive components, including preparation, processing and application of food emulsions and microcapsules based on dairy proteins, materialization and commercialization of novel protein ingredients, development of functional foods/food for specified health use/therapeutic foods, and smart kitchen design via healthy diet research. She is hosting the National Natural Science Foundation of China and has also hosted over 10 industrial projects.

Xiu-Zhi Tang, Associate Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Central South University, China.

Dr. Tang is an associate professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Central South University, China. Dr. Tang received his doctoral degree from Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He also works as a postdoctoral research fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Tang’s research interests include surface modification of nanopowders, porous materials, and polymer-based nanocomposites. He is now responsible for four research projects and published more than 40 papers with over 2500 citations.

Yujie Song, Associate Professor, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Yujie Song is an associate professor of Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, CAS. He received BSc and MSc degrees from Ocean University of China and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, respectively. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. in materials technology from Nanyang Technological University Singapore. After two years’ research in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University Singapore as research scientist, he joined Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2018. His research focuses on design and synthesis of novel silicon/boron containing polymers and polymer precursors. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 papers and applied 13 patents.

Xuelong Chen, Rolls Royce @ Nanyang Technological University Corporation Laboratory, Singapore

Dr. Chen received his BEng. and Ph.D. from Heilongjiang University, China and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, respectively. After being postdoctoral research fellow in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, he joined Rolls Royce @ Nanyang Technological University Corporation Laboratory as a research scientist since from 2017. His research interests include polymer composites, thermal conductive materials, carbon and porous mate

Summary

Porous materials have witnessed huge development in the last decade, and found wide applications in catalysis, energy conversion/storage, sensors, tissue engineering, environment remediation, thermal/sound insulation and etc, owing to the high porosity, low density and large surface area. While much focus was placed on chasing carbon neutrality and alleviating pollutions, porous materials emerged as a desirable choice of material when cleaner, greener and sustainable materials are concerned.


In this special issue, we would like to gather recent advancements in porous materials that support sustainable development. The topic includes but not limited to biobased and sustainable porous materials synthesis/characterization/applications, porous materials related green or clean chemistry/process/production. Various porous materials (metals, polymers, ceramic, carbon, semiconductor) with diverse pore sizes (microporous, mesoporous, macroporous) in either foam, sponge, aerogel, hydrogel or in other form/state/structure are welcomed. The submissions could be original research article or review.


Keywords

Porous, Porosity, Biomass, Sustainable, Interface, Catalysis, Energy Storage, Biomedicine, Green, Freeze Drying

Published Papers


  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Controlled-Release of Plant Volatiles: New Composite Materials of Porous Carbon-Citral and Their Fungicidal Activity against Exobasidium vexans

    Yaoguo Liu, Yao Chen, Huifang Liu, Wei Chen, Zhiwei Lei, Chiyu Ma, Jie Yin, Wen Yang
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.2, pp. 811-823, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.022594
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Porous Materials for Sustainable Development)
    Abstract Citral (Eo) exhibits excellent fungicidal activities. However, it is difficult to maintain long-term fungicidal activity due to its strong volatility. Herein, a controlled-release strategy by using biomass-derived porous carbon (BC) was developed to overcome the drawback of Eo. New composite materials were prepared by loading Eo on tea stem porous carbon (BC@Eo), and their controlled-release fungicidal activity against Exobasidium vexans was assessed. BC with a large specific surface area of 1001.6 m2/g and mesoporous structure was fabricated through carbonization temperature of 700°C. The BC@Eo materials were characterized using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray powder diffraction. The results suggested that chemical… More >

    Graphic Abstract

    Controlled-Release of Plant Volatiles: New Composite Materials of Porous Carbon-Citral and Their Fungicidal Activity against <i>Exobasidium vexans</i>

  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    Research Progress of Eco-Friendly Portland Cement Porous Concrete: A Review

    Xin Cai, Fan Li, Xingwen Guo, Ren Li, Yanan Zhang, Qinghui Liu, Minmin Jiang
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.1, pp. 103-130, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.022684
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Porous Materials for Sustainable Development)
    Abstract With the great impetus of energy conservation and emission reduction policies in various countries, the proposal of concepts such as “Sponge City” and “Eco-City”, and the emphasis on restoration and governance of ecological environment day by day, portland cement porous concrete (PCPC), as a novel building material, has attracted more and more attention from scientific researchers and engineers. PCPC possesses the peculiar pore structure, which owns numerous functions like river embankment protection, vegetation greening as well as air-cleaning, and has been of wide application in different engineering fields. This paper reviews the salient properties of PCPC, detailedly expounds the research… More >

    Graphic Abstract

    Research Progress of Eco-Friendly Portland Cement Porous Concrete: A Review

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