12th International Symposium on the "Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts" (PREPA12)

  • Author/Organiser: Universit√© catholique de Louvain, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Event Website: http://www.prepa12.org
  • Event Date: 08 July 2018 to 12 July 2018
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

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The event focuses on the preparation of heterogeneous catalysts. The meeting brings together researchers from academia and industry and aims to offer a forum for discussions on the chemistry involved in the preparation of industrial heterogeneous catalysts.

Selected Topics

Innovative approaches in catalyst preparation for specific performance:

  • Air and water depollution processes
  • Biomass conversion and biorefinery processes
  • Petroleum refinery, petrochemistry and natural gas conversion
  • Green chemicals and fine chemicals
  • Electrocatalytic and photocatalytic processes
  • Artificial photosynthesis

Advanced preparations of catalysts and supports

  • MOFs, COFs, PMOs, zeolites and ordered mesoporous materials
  • Hierarchical materials
  • Clays and layered catalysts
  • Heterogenized homogeneous catalysts
  • Nanotubes, nanofibers and nanoparticles
  • Immobilised enzymes
  • Hybrid and composite catalysts
  • Solid chiral catalysts
  • Aerogels, xerogels and foams
  • Core shell and egg shell structures
  • Thin film and membrane catalysts

Key concepts and tools in catalyst preparation

  • Upscaling and downscaling
  • Shaping and structuring
  • Rejuvenation of spent catalysts
  • Eco-friendly catalyst preparation
  • Biomimicking and biomorphism
  • Surfactant and template assisted preparations
  • Mechanochemical preparations
  • Flame and combustion synthesis
  • Preparations using ultrasound and electromagnetic radiation
  • Plasma assisted preparations
  • Synthesis in supercritical conditions
  • Photo- and electrodeposition
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • High-throughput and robotic approaches
  • In-situ spectroscopies, imaging
  • Numerical and theoretical approaches in catalyst preparation


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