Bi-functional particles for integrated thermo-chemical processes: Catalysis and beyond_中国颗粒学会


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Partic. vol. 56 pp. 10-32 (June 2021)
doi: 10.1016/j.partic.2020.12.002

Bi-functional particles for integrated thermo-chemical processes: Catalysis and beyond

Hanke Lia,1, Chengxiong Dangb,1, Guangxing Yanga, Yonghai Caoa, Hongjuan Wanga, Feng Pengb, Hao Yua,*

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    • Particulate catalysts with adsorptive/ heating feature are bi-functional particles. • Bi-functional particles for integrated reaction-separation are reviewed in detail. • Bi-functional particles for integrated heating-reaction are also briefly reviewed. • Bi-functional particles are feasible in integrated thermo-chemical processes.


Particulate materials possessing dual functionalities have received tremendous investigations in many fields, owing to their superiority over mono-functional counterparts and their potential for process integration and intensification. This review focuses on bi-functional catalytic particles which also serve as sorbents/adsorbents or heat suppliers in the scheme of various thermo-chemical processes, enabling inherent separation or energy conservation within single-step operation. Bi-functional particles applied for integration of reaction and separation including sorption-enhanced hydrogen production and integrated capture and catalytic conversion processes are reviewed in detail, providing insights into material design and key performance indicators. On the other hand, bi-functional particles applied for integration of reaction and non-thermal radiation heating, including electrothermal and photothermal assisted heterogeneously catalyzed reactions, are also reviewed, with emphasis on the material property and energy efficiency improvement. These bi-functional particles show broad adaptability and feasibility in various reactions operated in integrated and intensified schemes, affording huge potentials for further improving productivity and efficiency in thermo-chemical processes.

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Bi-functional particles; Thermo-chemical processes; Catalysis; Separation; Energy conservation; Process integration and intensification