13th International Symposium on "Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts"

 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium    July 9-13, 2023

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 (including carbon)
  • 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.