Aims & Scope
The international Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis is devoted to the publication of qualitative and quantitative results relating to:
- Controlled pyrolysis (thermal degradation, thermolysis) of chemical materials, including synthetic and natural macromolecules as well as lower molecular weight chemicals.
- Fundamental studies of pyrolysis processes by chemical, physical and physicochemical methods.
- Studies of pyrolysis reaction kinetics, energetics, and mechanisms.
- Technical developments and new instrumentation for pyrolysis techniques in combination with chromatographic or spectroscopic methods.
- Analytical pyrolysis, namely the characterization of a material by chemical degradation reactions induced by thermal energy or by thermally assisted decomposition reactions.
- Environmental, geochemical, biological, medical, and forensic applications of analytical pyrolysis.
- Pyrolysis investigations of energy-related problems, looking for relationships between pyrolysis conditions and product characteristics (i.e. fossil/synthetic fuels, biomass derivatives, thermal catalytic products, coal liquefaction products).
- Automation, optimization and standardization of pyrolysis techniques.
- Computer handling and processing of pyrolysis data, including library filing and retrieval techniques, and computer matching and advanced pattern recognition techniques.
- Studies in high temperature chemistry of synthesis and decomposition reactions.
- Applied pyrolysis, i.e. the use of pyrolysis methods, including thermal cracking, catalytic cracking, hydrothermal treatments, in the disposal of waste materials, in exploiting biomass resources, in fossil fuel transformations for the production of energy, valuable chemicals or engineering materials.
The Journal does not consider studies based solely on:
- thermal analysis, unless combined with the chemical characterisation of the thermal degradation products (e.g. TG-MS, TG-FTIR);
- chemical activation for the synthesis of activated carbons;
- characterisation and application of pyrolysis products, unless clearly related to/aimed at understanding the influence/details of pyrolysis process and conditions;
- theoretical studies, kinetic modelling etc. which are not complemented/validated with experimental data;
- combustion, incineration, unless specifically related to the pyrolysis process.
Analytical Chemists; Researchers involved in Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and Polymer Science; Geochemists, Technologists in Plastic
and Rubber Industries; Bacteriologists; Food and Medical Chemists.
Editors D. Fabbri Università di Bologna, Ravenna, Italy,
K.J. Voorhees Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA,
Reviews Editor M. Blazsó Budapest, Hungary,
Honorary Board J.M. Challinor Perth, WA, Australia,
G. Montaudo Catania, Italy,
S. Tsuge Nagoya, Japan,
Editorial Board S. Derenne Paris cedex, France,
O. Faix Hamburg, Germany,
F.J. Gonzalez-Vila Sevilla, Spain,
R. Goodacre Manchester, UK,
M.R. Hajaligol Richmond, VA, USA,
R. Helleur St John's, Canada,
R.P. Lattimer Brechksville, OH, USA,
M. Nimlos Golden, CO, USA,
H. Ohtani Nagoya, Japan,
J.B. Reeves Beltsville, MD, USA,
T.P. Wampler Oxford, PA, USA