(215a) Scalable Production of Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for the e-Refinery
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2019
- Proceeding: 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Topical Conference: Innovations of Green Process Engineering for Sustainable Energy and Environment
- Time: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 3:30pm-3:51pm
The materials used in electrochemical catalytic processes have yet to be designed and optimised. We aim at a rational design approach of the key component materials. Moreover, much attention will be given at the combination of high precision and scalability in the manufacturing of electrocatalysts and other materials. While currently most catalysts are made via liquid-phase processes with limited control, we use gas-phase production techniques such as atomic layer deposition to make our materials. This approach gives a high control over size distribution  and the composition  of the catalyst particles. Moreover, it has the potential to be applied in large-scale applications  making it an enabler for large-scale electrocatalytic processes.
In this presentation, I will show how our progress in the development of the e-Refinery concept in general, and the use in it of advanced nanoscale manufacturing techniques for the required materials in particular.
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