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Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering

Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering is primarily invested in chemical (process) engineering, reactor and unit operation design and construction, as well as multi-scale process modelling. The Department topics foremost include carbon dioxide and natural gas conversion, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, biomass valorisation to bio-based compounds, and (bio)pharmaceutical processes.




Representative Publications

1. HUŠ Matej, GRILC Miha, TERŽAN Janvit, GYERGYEK Sašo, LIKOZAR Blaž, HELLMAN, Anders. Going beyond silver in ethylene epoxidation with first-principles catalyst screening. Angewandte Chemie, 2023, 62, 31, e202305804

2. HOČEVAR Brigita, PRAŠNIKAR Anže, HUŠ Matej, GRILC Miha, LIKOZAR Blaž. H2‐Free Re‐Based Catalytic Dehydroxylation of Aldaric Acid to Muconic and Adipic Acid Esters. Angewandte Chemie, 2021, 60, 1244-1253.

3. LAVRIČ Žan, TERŽAN Janvit, KROFLIČ Ana, ZAVAŠNIK Janez, OLSZÓWKA Joanna E., VAJDA Štefan, HUŠ Matej, GRILC Miha, LIKOZAR Blaž. Selective glucose oxidation to glucaric acid using bimetallic catalysts: lattice expansion or electronic structure effect? Applied catalysis. B, Environmental. 2024, 343, 123455

4. ŽULA Matej, JASIUKAITYTE Edita, GRILC Miha, LIKOZAR Blaž. Understanding acid-catalysed lignin depolymerisation process by model aromatic compound reaction kinetics. Chemical engineering journal. 2023, 455, 140912.

5. CAJNKO Miša Mojca, VICENTE Filipa A., NOVAK Uroš, LIKOZAR Blaž. Natural deep eutectic solvents (NaDES): translating cell biology to processing. Green chemistry. 2023, 25, 22, 9045-9062,

6. OGRIZEK Monika, GREGORIČ Asta, IVANČIČ Matic, CONTINI Daniele, SKUBE Urša, VIDOVIĆ Kristijan, BELE Marjan, ŠALA Martin, KLANJŠEK GUNDE Marta, RIGLER Martin, MENART Eva, KROFLIČ Ana. Characterization of fresh PM deposits on calcareous stone surfaces : seasonality, source apportionment and soiling potential. Science of the total environment. 2023, 856, 159012.

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