Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production

Water-phase Catalysis for Energy and Chemicals Production (#182)

A great many catalyzed chemical reactions involved in energy conversion, storage, and production occur in water. Examples include biomass conversion into chemicals and fuel components; hydrogen production from the decomposition of organic compounds; and upgrading of water/oil emulsions that result from heavy oil recovery operations. The purpose of the symposium is to discuss progress, different perspectives, and common challenges of carrying out catalysis - heterogeneous and homogeneous - in water. This symposium seeks contributions from academic, industrial, and national laboratories on current theoretical and experimental research on water-phase catalysis that addresses one or more of the following topical areas: (1) biomass conversion, (2) hydrogen formation, (3) catalytic treatment of water/heavy oil emulsions, (4) designer nanostructures as model catalysts, (5) materials stability, (6) modes of catalyst deactivation, (7) understanding the role of water, and (8) elucidation of reaction mechanism. [Water-phase photocatalysis and electrocatalysis are also of interest, but it is anticipated that there will be separate symposia for these topics.]

Invited speakers include Tao Zhang (DICP), Johannes Lercher (Technical University of Munich, PNNL), Robert Davis (UVA), Michael Reynolds (Shell), Eun Duck Park (Ajou U.), Young-Woong Suh (Hanyang U.), Jin-ook Baeg (KRICT), Mark Davis (Caltech), Marcel Schlaf (U. Guelph), Carsten Sievers (Georgia Tech), Lars Grabow (U. Houston), Ilke Arslan (PNNL), and Daniel Resasco (U. Oklahoma).

The Symposium will be held in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, and there will be a poster session (Hawaii Convention Center). The 3 sessions will start on the first 2 days of Pacifichem 2015: Tuesday, December 15 (Morning and Afternoon) and Wednesday, December 16 (Morning).

Pacifichem 2015 has extended the deadline date for the Call for Abstracts to April 15, 2015.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015