Project

atomic layer deposition: a new tool for model based tailoring of acid catalytic activity of microporous, mesoporous and hierarchical materials.

Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Physical chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
Keywords
acid catalytic activity catalyst design porous materials Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
 
Project description

Atomic layer deposition is developed and applied to tune the acidity of catalysts by introducing extra Al into microporous, mesoporous and hierarchical structured materials. The modified catalysts are tested in the bio-ethanol-to-hydrocarbons (BTH) reaction to evaluate the their performance after Al ALD introduction.