Characterization

Research activities of the department cover a wide spectrum of modern inorganic technologies. Special emphasis is focused on solving problems connected with new types of energy sources and the development of new catalysts, photocatalysts or membranes. In addition, partnership with industry results in projects aimed at establishing waste-free technologies, more efficient utilization of raw materials and the computer simulation of technological processes.

Projects can be generally divided into the following main areas. Specific information can be found in the Research working group.

Inorganic technologies

 

Kinetics of raw materials dissolution; process design and modelling of reactors; new photocatalysts, catalysts and membranes development and testing; mass transfer study

Special technologies

 

Electrochemical polishing, electroplating, activated titanium electrodes, non-oxidative aromatization of methane, inorganic membranes for gas and vapour separation, microstructural supports, electrodeionization, gas detectors

Fuel cells

 

Catalyst support, membranes for fuel cells, catalysts for anode reactions

Environmental protection

 

Denitrification, ferrate preparation, electrodialysis, coagulators, photocatalytic degradation, removal of heavy metals