Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 483937
Sist endret: 23. september 2016 10:23
Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 483937
Sist endret: 23. september 2016 10:23
Prosjekt

Guiding principles for tailoring nanoporous zeolites towards selective energy applications (NanoReactor)

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  • Engelsk

Tittel

Guiding principles for tailoring nanoporous zeolites towards selective energy applications (NanoReactor)

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Most ingredients in today's consumables and liquid fuels are produced in chemical processes where catalysts play a major role. A catalyst is a compound or material that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself being consumed. This means that the energy consumption in the processes is much less than it would have been without the use of a catalyst, and that the processes give less emissions.

A primary goal in the development of new and improved catalysts is that they should be selective, ie they should produce only the product we want and nothing else. One way to limit which molecules are formed is to place the catalytic "seat", that is, the place where the reaction occurs, within a cavity which is so small that only small molecules can fit and react. This cavity is what we call a "nanoreactor".

The goal of this project is to elucidate which combination of cavity size and chemical environment around the catalytic seat, which is the best for some selected reactions. The knowledge we gain will be used to build a mathematical model. This model will help us to predict how future catalysts should be designed, atom by atom, so that future chemical processes become even cleaner than today.

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Tilknyttede resultater

MTH revisited - Status and prospects from fundamental studies.

Olsbye, Unni. 2016, ICC-16 post-symposium on syngas-based technologies. UIOVitenskapelig foredrag

MTH revisited, status and prospects from fundamental studies.

Olsbye, Unni. 2016, NGCS-11. UIOVitenskapelig foredrag

Nanoporous catalysts - from zeolites and zeotypes to metal-organic frameworks.

Olsbye, Unni; Lillerud, Karl Petter. 2016, ICC-16. UIOVitenskapelig foredrag