Research activities of the thematic group are directed to improvement and development of new nanosized metal, oxide, and sulphide heterogeneous catalysts for processes related principally to hydrogen energy, utilization of important economic resources, environmental protection, human health and quality of life as a basis for creating innovative technology by clarifying the relationship between composition, structure and catalytic behavior.
Development of mono-, bi- and tri-metal oxide catalysts for pure hydrogen production through conversion of CO by water vapor (WGSR) in the presence of sulphur compounds.
Development and application of nanosized supported metal and mixed metal oxide compositions with tailored structure and properties, derived from systems with layered structure:
Layered double hydroxides utilized as catalyst precursors for fine removal of CO2 from hydrogen-rich gas streams by hydrogenation of CO2 to methane (methanation), oxidation of CO to CO2, pure hydrogen production through WGSR, as well as precursors of ceramic pigments. Study the effect of modifying additive on the structure and catalytic performance of the systems.
Layered nickel phyllosilicates employable as catalyst precursors for partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils aimed at obtaining high-quality hardened oils and fats for food Industry.
Design of catalytic systems based on non-precious metals deposited on carbon and ceramic materials for use as anode in hydrogen fuel cells.
The methods of low-temperature nitrogen sorption, mercury porosimetry, powder X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence, infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance, hydrogen chemisorption, temperature-programmed reduction, and magnetic susceptibility are applied.