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Recent Advances in Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis

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  • Authoritative review of recent research in the EPOC field
  • Highlights future applications of EPOC
  • Contributions from international experts in the EPOC community

Part of the book series: Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry (MAOE, volume 61)

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This contributed volume provides a critical review of research in the field of Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis (EPOC). It presents recent developments during the past decade that have led to a better understanding of the field and towards applications of the EPOC concept. The chapters focus on the implementation of EPOC for developing sinter-resistant catalysts, catalysts for hydrogen production, ammonia production and carbon dioxide valorization. The book also highlights the developments towards electropromoted dispersed catalysts and for self-sustained electrochemical promotion which are currently expanding. This authoritative analysis of EPOC is useful for various scientific communities working at the interface of heterogeneous catalysis, solid state electrochemistry and materials science. It is of particular interest to groups whose research focuses on developments towards a better and more sustainable future.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. EPOC: Story and Fundamentals

  2. EPOC in Nano-Dispersed Catalysts

  3. EPOC to Face Environmental Challenges

  4. EPOC to Accelerate the Energy Transition

  5. Prospects Towards the Application

Editors and Affiliations

  • Université de Lyon, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement de Lyon, UMR 5256, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

    Philippe Vernoux

  • Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

    Constantinos G. Vayenas

About the editors

Dr. Philippe Vernoux is a scientist (research director, PhD in electrochemistry in 1998 and habilitation in Catalysis in 2006) at CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research). Dr. Vernoux has more than 130 refereed papers, 20 patents, 50 invited lectures and 150 oral communications in the domains of solid state electrochemistry, environmental catalysis and Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis. Dr. Vernoux is a key scientist in the international scientific community of Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis; he served as the coordinator of the European Marie-Curie project EFEPOC (European Forum on Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis, 2006-2009), he was the chair of the 1st international workshop on Ionically Conducting Ceramics for Catalysis (Lyon, September 2013) while he has also served as the corresponding author of a review devoted to EPOC published in Chemical Review. Dr. Philippe Vernoux is currently the manager of the department “Characterization and remediation of pollutants in air and water (CARE)” at the Institute of Research on Catalysis and Environment of Lyon in France.

Prof. Constantinos (Costas) G. Vayenas is Professor Emeritus at the University of Patras, Greece and Series Editor of the Springer book series Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry Book. Born in Athens in 1950, he studied Chemical Engineering at the NTU, Athens, 1968-1973, received his PhD from the University of Rochester, NY, (1976), taught as Assistant Professor at Yale University (1976-77), as Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ΜΙΤ, 1977-82) and returned voluntarily to Greece as Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras (1982). He has been a Visiting Professor at Yale, EPFL (Lausanne) and the University of Lyon. His research is focused in the areas of catalysis, electrochemistry and mathematical modeling of physicochemical and elementary particle phenomena. He is the author of some 270 refereed publications in international Journals, including Science and Nature, has coauthored the books “Electrochemical Activation of Catalysis: Promotion, Electrochemical Promotion and Metal-Support Interactions”, Kluwer/Plenum Press, 2001, and “Gravity, special relativity and the strong force: A Bohr-Einstein-de Broglie model for the formation of hadrons”, Springer 2012. He is a Fellow of the ISE (2005), full member of the Academy of Athens (2010) and has received an Honorary PhD degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2015). In 2017 he was the first Greek scientist to be elected as International member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the USA.

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