“Over the years, there have been many, many contributions to Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC Research) made by researchers in China. We are pleased to have four Associate Editors based in China, at Tianjin University and Zhejiang University, who are leading researchers in their fields. We also have many editorial advisory board members from institutions in China, and we appreciate their engagement with the journal and count on their advice to ensure continued success and effective service to the community. Of course, we would have no journal were it not for our authors and reviewers, and we recognize that researchers in China constitute a very large portion of our authors, reviewers, and readers. We are grateful to have this strong level of support for I&EC Research from the Chinese research community in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.

Accordingly, I am delighted to introduce a new virtual issue of I&EC Research that highlights selected articles from China recently published in 2018 and 2019. These 40 articles come from 27 different institutions and they span the entire broad scope of the journal. The articles describe advances in catalysis, applied chemistry, bioengineering, composite materials, CO2 capture, electrochemical engineering, membrane separations, process intensification, polymer synthesis, process optimization, and ionic liquids. This collection is merely a cross-section of the excellent chemical engineering research targeting the pressing societal issues of today (e.g., energy storage, clean water, renewable energy, greenhouse gases, energy conservation) being done in China and published in I&EC Research. We invite our colleagues in China, and globally, to continue sending their best research manuscripts for publication in I&EC Research, which is a journal that has been at the forefront of chemical engineering research since 1909.”


Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide over Quinacridone Nanoparticles Supported on Reduced Graphene Oxide
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2019, 58, 22, 9636–9643
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00242
Understanding of Fluidic Physics during Bypass of a Taylor Bubble around a Transverse Insert in a Viscous Medium
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 40, 13539–13556
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03677
Continuous Multistage Electrochemical Precipitation Reactor for Water Softening
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2019, 58, 1, 461–468
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04200
Dissolution Equilibrium and In Situ Growth of HMCM-49 in Aqueous-Phase Reaction
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2019, 58, 22, 9339–9342
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b01417
Immobilizing Highly Catalytically Molybdenum Oxide Nanoparticles on Graphene-Analogous BN: Stable Heterogeneous Catalysts with Enhanced Aerobic Oxidative Desulfurization Performance

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 6, 1851–1858
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04947
Nano-TiO2 Imparts Amidoximated Wool Fibers with Good Antibacterial Activity and Adsorption Capacity for Uranium(VI) Recovery
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 6, 1826–1833
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04380
Deep-Red AIE-Active Fluorophore for Hypochlorite Detection and Bioimaging in Live Cells
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 23, 7735–7741
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01071
Characteristics of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Modified Stainless Steel as Anode in Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 19, 6633–6638
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00563
Synthesis of Biobased Benzoxazines Suitable for Vacuum-Assisted Resin Transfer Molding Process via Introduction of Soft Silicon Segment
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 8, 3091–3102
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04716
Coke Formation on Pt–Sn/Al2O3 Catalyst for Propane Dehydrogenation

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 26, 8647–8654
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01313
Plasma Catalytic Removal of Hexanal over Co–Mn Solid Solution: Effect of Preparation Method and Synergistic Reaction of Ozone
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 12, 4214–4224
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00191
Nanoarray Cu/SiO2 Catalysts Embedded in Monolithic Channels for the Stable and Efficient Hydrogenation of CO2-Derived Ethylene Carbonate
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2018, 57, 6, 1924-1934
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04478
Calcium Stearate as an Acid Scavenger for Synthesizing High Concentrations of Bromobutyl Rubber in a Microreactor System
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 11, 3898–3907
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00285
Continuous-Flow Synthesis of an Important Liquid-Crystal Intermediate Using a Microreaction System
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2018, 57, 36, 12113-12121
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02839
Catalytic in-Situ Hydrogenation of Furfural over Bimetallic Cu–Ni Alloy Catalysts in Isopropanol

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 12, 4225–4230
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00366
Mussel Inspired Modification for Aluminum Oxide/Silicone Elastomer Composites with Largely Improved Thermal Conductivity and Low Dielectric Constant
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 9, 3255–3262
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04970
Synthesis of Triazine-Based Porous Organic Polymers Derived N-Enriched Porous Carbons for CO2 Capture
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 8, 2856–2865
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04533
One-Step Fabrication of the Pure-Silica Zeolite Beta Coating on Stainless Steel Mesh for Efficient Oil/Water Separation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 51, 17409–17416
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04172
New Insights into T–H/H–F Diagrams for Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks inside Heat Integrated Water Allocation Networks
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 28, 9323–9328
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00978
Fabrication of High Performance Pervaporation Desalination Composite Membranes by Optimizing the Support Layer Structures

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 32, 11178–11185
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02505
Energy-Saving Optimal Design and Effective Control of Heat Integration-Extractive Dividing Wall Column for Separating Heterogeneous Mixture Methanol/Toluene/Water with Multiazeotropes
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 23, 8036–8056
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00668
Dynamic Control of Hybrid Processes with Liquid–Liquid Extraction for Propylene Glycol Methyl Ether Dehydration
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 41, 13811–13820
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02894
Fluoride Removal from Water by Membrane Capacitive Deionization with a Monovalent Anion Selective Membrane
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 20, 7048–7053
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00929
Gas Flow Behavior through Inorganic Nanopores in Shale Considering Confinement Effect and Moisture Content
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 9, 3430–3440
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00271
Multiple Bounces and Oscillatory Movement of a Microdroplet in Superhydrophobic Minichannels

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 12, 4452–4461
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04613

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