Synthesis of chemicals and materials
There is an urgent need for novel climate-friendly routes for the synthesis of chemicals, catalysts, and materials. We are working on the production of basic chemicals such as hydrogen, synthesis gas, methane, methanol, olefins, acetylene, and ammonia. In most cases the process requires an appropriate catalyst and advanced reaction engineering. Chemical and physical models are developed that facilitate scale-up from laboratory to industrial scale.
Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) will be one of the concepts required in the future to limit the CO2 emission from the combustion of fossil fuels for a sustainable energy supply. ...more information
Bubble columns are widely used multiphase reactors for industrial applications. Conversion of bubble columns mainly relies on heat and mass transfer between the phases, ...more information
Research into the field of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has developed very rapidly since their discovery in 1991 by Iijma. This is fueled by the fact that CNT research is on the cutting edge between chemistry, physics and material science. ...more information