D13 Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering

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. HODNIK Nejc, BALDIZZONE, Claudio, POLYMEROS, George, GEIGER, Simon, GROTE; Jan-Philipp, CHEREVKO, Serhiy, MINGERS, Andrea, ZERADJANIN, Aleksandar, MAYRHOFER, Karl J. J. Platinum recycling going green via induced surface potential alteration enabling fast and efficient dissolution. Nature Communications, 2016, 13164: http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13164
  2. HUŠ Matej, DASIREDDY, Venkata D.B.C., STRAH ŠTEFANČIČ, Neja, LIKOZAR, Blaž. Mechanism, Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation to Methanol on Cu/ZnAl2O4 Spinel-type Heterogeneous Catalysts. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2017, 206: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926337317300942
  3. PAVLIŠIČ, Andraž, JOVANOVIČ, Primož, ŠELIH, Vid Simon, ŠALA, Martin, BELE, Marjan, DRAŽIĆ, Goran, ARČON, Iztok, HOČEVAR, Samo B., KOKALJ, Anton, HODNIK, Nejc, GABERŠČEK, Miran. Atomically Resolved Dealloying of Structurally Ordered Pt Nanoalloy as an Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalyst. ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 5530-5534: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.6b00557
  4. LIKOZAR, Blaž, POHAR, Andrej, LEVEC, Janez. Transesterification of oil to biodiesel in a continuous tubular reactor with static mixers: Modelling reaction kinetics, mass transfer, scale-up and optimization considering fatty acid composition. Fuel Processing Technology. 2016, 142, 326-336: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378382015302228
  5. GRILC, Miha, LIKOZAR, Blaž, LEVEC, Janez. Simultaneous Liquefaction and Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignocellulosic Biomass over NiMo/Al2O3, Pd/Al2O3, and Zeolite Y Catalysts in Hydrogen Donor Solvents. ChemCatChem, 2015, 8, 180-191: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cctc.201500840