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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. 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.

2. HUŠ Matej, KOPAČ Drejc, BAJEC David, LIKOZAR Blaž. Effect of surface oxidation on oxidative propane dehydrogenation over chromia: an ab initio multiscale kinetic study. ACS catalysis. 2021, 11233-11247.

3. OBERLINTNER Ana, SHVALYA Vasyl, VASUDEVAN Aswathy, VENGUST Damjan, LIKOZAR Blaž, CVELBAR Uroš, NOVAK Uroš. Hydrophilic to hydrophobic conversion of cellulose : ultrafast conversion of cellulose nanofibrils by cold plasma fluorinationApplied Surface Science, 2022, 152276.

4. VICENTE A. Filipa, HUŠ Matej, LIKOZAR Blaž, NOVAK Uroš. Chitin Deacetylation Using Deep Eutectic Solvents: Ab Initio-Supported Process Optimization. ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering, 2021, 9, 10, 3874-3886.

5. POMEROY Brett, GRILC Miha, LIKOZAR Blaž. Artificial neural networks for bio-based chemical production or biorefining: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2022, 153, 111748.

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