Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production

Nanoporous Materials for Renewable Energy and Sustainability (#266)

This symposium will address how emerging alternate energy technologies for sustainability can stimulate the development of novel nanoporous materials and vice verse; how novel nanoporous materials can enable alternate energy technologies. Zeolites currently find wide uses in the chemical and petrochemical industry and they serve as the prototype of functional nanoporous materials. New generations of porous materials, such as ordered carbons, metal organic frameworks and so on, show improved properties compared with conventional zeolites. Their new properties and functions may enable applications that cannot be accomplished by traditional zeolites. Alternatively, hierarchical zeolites have been developed to overcome the traditional difficulties. Along with the aforementioned availability of new nanoporous materials, it is also possible to organize nanoporous materials in devices, nanocomposites and functional constructions using self-assembly and nanofabrication techniques. These exciting developments come at a critical time to enable: 1)production of renewable energy and chemicals, 2)efficient energy storage and conversion, 3)utilization of unused resources, 4)local and global environmental protection, 5)sustainable development. Invited and solicited papers on synthesis, characterization and related applications of nanoporous materials will be included in this symposium.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015