Collaborative Research Unit

Industrial Catalysis and Adsorption Technology

Acronym
INCAT
Co-ordinator
Other information
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Heterogeneous catalysis
    • Chemical kinetics and thermodynamics
    • Separation technologies
    • (Waste)water treatment processes
Description
INCAT focuses on material synthesis/development/upscaling (heterogeneous catalysts, polymer resins, adsorbents) and mapping the relationship between the material properties and performance in various sustainable and chemical applications (mainly heterogeneous catalysis and adsorption) and aims at optimizing the performance of these (functional) materials. Examples of studied chemical reactions and separation processes are: - (trans)esterification - Suzuki-cross coupling reaction - lignin depolymerisation and modification - water purification (organic components and metals) - hydrogen production - alcohol dehydratation