New LDH-derived trimetallic mixed oxides catalysts, for light alkanes combustion


Name of PN II Program: Human Resources

Subprogram: Postdoctoral Research Projects

Contractor Authority: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Host Institution: University of Bucharest

Total funding: 300000 lei

Project duration: 24 months

Project Summary

Alkanes are amongst prevalent environmental volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions. One of the most effective and economically attractive methods of their neutralization is their catalytic combustion. In the recent years, many efforts were directed towards the design of catalytic materials based on mixed transition-metal oxides as a replacement for noble metal catalysts. Among them, the layered double hydroxides (LDH)-derived mixed oxides seem to be effective catalysts for the total oxidation of VOCs. Therefore, in this project we propose to find and develop new trimetallic Cu-Zn-(Al, Mn) LDH-materials, in order to obtain efficient catalysts for light alkanes combustion.



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