Numerous environmental problems exist which may be solved using catalysis, in particular by supported precious metal nanoparticles. We focus here on the use of gold as a catalyst, which since the 1980s has become an important field of research. The use of gold-based catalysts for tackling environmental issues is discussed, within the context of projects currently being undertaken within the environment theme of the UK Catalysis Hub; the applications of gold catalysis for utilisation and valorisation of biomass derivatives, treatment of waste water using photo-catalysis and vehicle emissions control are considered.
|Title of host publication||Modern Developments in Catalysis|
|Editors||Graham Hutchings, Matthew Davidson, Richard Catlow, Christopher Hardacre, Nicholas Turner, Paul Collier|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|