Organization profile

Organisation profile

We carry out research from fundamental catalyst development to full reactor design and integration. Our goal is to develop novel catalyst/reactor configurations with increased effectiveness and stability whilst reducing energy and material consumption.

Catalytic processes are key enabling technologies to address environmental and economic challenges in the 21st century. They have wide application, including:

  • efficient generation of materials from renewable sources
  • generation of energy from the sun
  • environmental clean up

Catalysis and reactor engineering are at the heart of our current industrial model. Over 80% of manufactured materials need the application of catalysis during production. There is an industry-wide drive to develop more sustainable and efficient processes using multifunctional materials. We are at the forefront of research in this crucial sector, supporting three major themes:

  • Catalysts and reactors design across the scales
  • energy generation and transformation
  • waste-free chemical transformations and environmental protections

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Membranes Engineering & Materials Science
Microbial fuel cells Engineering & Materials Science
Catalysts Chemical Compounds
Graphite Chemical Compounds
Oxides Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds
Biofuels Engineering & Materials Science
Liquefaction Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 1995 2018

5 Citations

A screen-printed paper microbial fuel cell biosensor for detection of toxic compounds in water

Chouler, J., Cruz-Izquierdo, A., Rengaraj, S., Scott, J. & Di Lorenzo, M. 15 Apr 2018 In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 102, p. 49-56 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bioelectric Energy Sources
Microbial fuel cells
Poisons
Biosensing Techniques
Biosensors

Bean seedling growth enhancement using magnetite nanoparticles

Duran, N. M., Medina-Llamas, M., Cassanji, J. G. B., De Lima, R. G., De Almeida, E., Macedo, W. R., Mattia, D. & Pereira De Carvalho, H. W. 13 Jun 2018 In : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 66, 23, p. 5746-5755 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetite Nanoparticles
magnetite
nanoparticles
Seedlings
Polyethylene glycols

EFFECT of polyacid dopants on the performance of polyaniline membranes in organic solvent nanofiltration

Shen, J., Shahid, S., Sarihan, A., Patterson, D. A. & Patterson, E. A. C. 16 Apr 2018 In : Separation and Purification Technology. 204, p. 336-344

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanofiltration
Polyaniline
Organic solvents
Doping (additives)
Membranes