Precious metals for environmental catalysis: Gold

Catherine Davies, Simon Kondrat, Peter Miedziak

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Developments in Catalysis
EditorsGraham Hutchings, Matthew Davidson, Richard Catlow, Christopher Hardacre, Nicholas Turner, Paul Collier
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-178634-123-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-78634-121-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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