Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Radostina Palcheva
Assistant Professor, PhD

(+359 2) 9792503

(+359 88) 6812888

Main fields of research
  • Heterogeneous catalysis;
  • Synthesis of catalysts and physicochemical methods;
  • Hydrodesulphurization of petroleum fractions;
  • Hydrogen production by reforming of methane and ethanol;
  • Partial oxidation of methane.


  1. R. Palcheva, L. Kaluza, L. Dimitrov, G. Tyuliev, G. Avdeev, K. Jiratova, A. Spojakina, “NiMo Catalysts Supported on the Nb Modified Mesoporous SBA–15 and HMS: Effect of Thioglycolic Acid Addition on HDS”, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 520 (2016) 24-34.
  2. K. Jiratova, A. Spojakina, L. Kaluza, R. Palcheva, J. Balabanova, G. Tyuliev, HDS activity of NiMo catalysts over Al/Ce mixed oxides prepared mechanochemically, Chin. J. Catal. 37 (2016) 258-267.
  3. R. Palcheva, B. Pawelec, E. Gaigneaux, J.L. Fierro and S. Damyanova (2015). “Hydrogen Production from Renewable Resources”, Athens: ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: ENV2015-1662.
  4. K. Jiratova, A. Spojakina, G. Tyuliev, J. Balabanova, L. Kaluza, R. Palcheva, “Mechanochemical preparation of alumina-ceria”, P. Kalenda, J. Lubojacky ed, Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Society of Industrial Chemistry, 2015, 181-187.
  5. R. Palcheva, B. Pawelec, E. Gaigneaux, J.L. Fierro, S. Damyanova, “Redox properties of ceria-alumina oxides”, Bulg. Chem. Comm. 47 (2015) 19-24.
  6. R. Palcheva, U. Olsbye, M. Palcut, P. Rauwel, G. Tyuliev, N. Velinov, H. Fjellvåg, “Rh promoted La0.75Sr0.25(Fe0.8Co0.2)1-xGaxO3-δ: Characterization and catalytic performance for methane partial oxidation to synthesis gas”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 357 (2015) 45-54.
  7. Lu Li, R. Palcheva, Klaus-Joachim Jens, “Conversion of ethene to propene by a dual function NiSO4/Re2O7/γ- Al2O3 catalyst”, Top Catal, 56 (2013) 783-788.
  8. R. Palcheva, L. Dimitrov, G. Tyuliev, A. Spojakina, K. Jirátová, “TiO2 nanotubes supported NiW hydrodesulphurization catalysts: characterization and activity”, Appl. Surf. Sci., 265 (2013) 309-316.
  9. R. Palcheva, L. Kaluža, A. Spojakina, K. Jirátová, G. Tyuliev, “NiMo/Al2O3 catalysts from Ni heteropolyoxomolybdate and effect of alumina modification by B, Co or Ni”, Chin. J. Catal., 33 (2012) 952-961.
  10. L. Kaluža, R. Palcheva, A. Spojakina, K. Jirátová, G. Tyuliev, “Hydrodesulfurization NiMo catalysts supported on Co, Ni and B modified Al2O3 from Anderson heteropolymolybdates”, Procedia Engineering, 42 (2012) 873-884.
  11. E. Kraleva, R. Palcheva, L. Dimitrov, U. Armbruster, A. Brückner, A. Spojakina, “Solid acid catalysts for dehydration of glycerol to acrolein in gas phase”, J. Mater. Sci, 46 (2011) 7160-7168.
  12. L. Dimitrov, R. Palcheva, A. Spojakina, K. Jirátová, “Synthesis and characterization of W-SBA-15 and W-HMS as supports for HDS”, Journal of Porous Materials, 18 (2011) 425-434.
  13. R. Palcheva, A. Spojakina, K. Jirátová, L. Kaluža, “Effect of Co on HDS Activity of Alumina-supported Heteropolymolybdate”, Catal. Lett., 137 (2010) 216-223.
  14. R. Palcheva, A. Spojakina, L. Dimitrov, K. Jirátová, “12-Tungstophosphoric Heteropolyacid Supported on Modified SBA-15 as catalyst in HDS of thiophene”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 122 (2009) 128-134.
  15. A. Spojakina, K. Jirátová, V. Novak, R. Palcheva, L. Kaluža, “Hydrodesulfurization of Different Feeds on CoMo/Al2O3 catalyst prepared using Cobalt Heteropolyoxomolybdate”, Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 73(8-9) (2008) 983-999.
  16. R. Palcheva, A. Spojakina, G. Tyuliev, K. Jirátová and L. Petrov, “The effect of nickel on the component state and HDS activity of alumina supported heteropolytungstates”, Kinetics and Catalysis, 48(6) (2007) 847-852.
  17. R. Palcheva, A. Spojakina, G. Tyuliev, K. Jirátová and L. Petrov, “Thiophene hydrodesulfurization of alumina supported NiW heteropolycompounds: Nickel effect”, React. Kinet. Catal. Lett. 89(2) (2006) 285-292.
  18. R. Palcheva, A. Spojakina, G. Tyuliev and L. Petrov, “XPS and TEM study of Morphology and Dispersion of NiW nanoparticles supported on alumina”, Nanoscience&Nanotechnology, 6 (2006) 56-58.

10 December 2018
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