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Global Challenges in Chemicals and Energies – Standardization and Acceleration of Catalysis R & D

Chemspeed is proud to be part of the ebook on “Modern Applications of High Throughput R&D in Heterogeneous Catalysis”, published by Bentham Science.

The Chemspeed contribution comprises case studies and platform approaches from different research groups on fuel cell, biorefinery, fine and specialty chemicals, basic chemicals, exhaust gas and syn gas catalysis, providing examples about benefits, implementation scenarios, and state-of-the-art research platforms / approaches in catalysis R+D.

The contributing parties are:

  • Chemspeed Technologies AG, Augst, Switzerland
  • University of Liverpool, Centre for Materials Discovery, Liverpool, UK
  • ACAL Energy, Runcorn, UK
  • Université Lille Nord de France, Lille, France
  • Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide, UCCS (UMR CNRS 8181), Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve d‘Ascq, France
  • Institut Universitaire de France, Maison des Universités, Paris, France
  • Ecole Centrale de Lille, ECLille, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • Laboratoire des Procédés Biologiques, Génie Enzymatique et Microbien, ProBioGEM, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • DSM Nutritional Products, Basel, Switzerland
  • Sinopec Research Institute of PetroleumProcessing, Beijing, China
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Global Challenges in Chemicals and Energies – Standardization and Acceleration of Catalysis R & D

Authors:

Michael Schneider, Ben Alston, Sean Higgins, Hywel Davies, Andrew Creeth, Richard J. Nichols, Andrew I. Cooper, Franck Dumeignil, Lionel Montagne, Rénato Froidevaux, Svetlana Heyte, Sébastien Junwen, Jia Xiaomei, Sun Min, Mu Xuhong, Wolfgang Kleist and Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt

Abstract:

Global challenges in chemicals and energies comprise:

  • Increasing constraints in supply from fossils and recently nuclear power.
  • Increasing constraints by regulations (CO2 emission, global warming, …).
  • Increasing demand e.g. spurred by the dynamic growths in the BRICS countries.
  • By 2020 China is projected to consume more than 50% of the global energy.

Corresponding R+D organizations need to cope with the challenges typically with the same amount of resources. The only way out of this “catch 22” is to standardize and accelerate materials R+D via enabling, automated solutions for e.g.:

  • Catalyst preparation by incipient wetness impregnation, excessive liquid impregnation, (co)precipitation (mixed oxides), hydrothermal treatment (zeolites) and screening in e.g. hydrogenation, alkylation, isomerization, oxidation, cracking.
  • Ligand and organometallic catalyst synthesis and screening for e.g. polyolefins, rubbers, fine and specialty chemicals.
  • Catalyst testing / optimization in batch, semi-continuous, continuous mode.
  • Alternative energy solutions (e.g. solar cell, battery, storage, fuel cell materials).
  • Renewable chemicals (e.g. from biomass, CO2).

Case studies and platform approaches from different research groups on fuel cell, biorefinery, fine and specialty chemicals, basic chemicals, exhaust gas and syn gas catalysis provide examples about benefits, implementation scenarios, and state-of-the-art research platforms / approaches in catalysis R+D. The contributions of the different research groups are presented in correspondingly autonomous sections.

Keywords:

Catalysis, hybrid catalysis, energy-related catalysis, catalysts, synthesis, preparation, screening, testing, formulation, electrochemistry, high throughput, high output, automated, parallel experimentation, reproducibility, scalability, standardization, downscaling, upscaling, reaction optimization, gas phase, liquid phase, hydrogenation, methanol synthesis, biorefinery, biotechnology, zeolites, vitamins, fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, basic chemicals, petrochemicals, polymers, materials, biomass, PEM fuel cell, liquid catholyte, polyoxometalate, exhaust gas, synthesis gas, characterization, parallel characterization, structure-performance relationships, computational screening, scaling relations, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, in situ spectroscopy.

Chapter DOI:
10.2174/9781608058723114010013

Entire ebook:

Modern Applications of High Throughput R&D in Heterogeneous Catalysis
Editor(s): Alfred Hagemeyer and Anthony F. Volpe
DOI: 10.2174/97816080587231140101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-872-3 ISBN: 978-1-60805-873-0

May 5, 2014