1. With coal-based syngas as raw material, our center aims to develop highly-efficient catalysts to realize engineering purpose. Currently, the laboratory-scale development of two major processes for producing low-carbon olefins, ethanol, and other high value-added chemicals is close to completion, including the direct synthesis of syngas process and carbon dioxide hydrogenation process, respectively. At this stage, we are looking forward to worldwide collaboration to build up the pilot scale and further to achieve industrial-scale application of the commercial catalysts.
2. New solid-phase catalysts can be used to replace the ferrous salt of the traditional Fenton reagent. The new catalysts form a large number of hydroxyl radicals to rapidly and completely decompose refractory organics in wastewater without secondary pollution. Currently, the team is collaborating with enterprises to design and build a pilot demonstration device to verify the reliability of the new technology. The new technique will be integrated and optimized to achieve low cost and zero release of wastewater.
3. Our team seeks to collaborate with enterprises who are interested to develop more durable electrode-sensitive materials to enhance the sensor performance.
4. Developing new catalytic materials for the electrochemical water splitting and the photochemical water splitting for hydrogen gas production and improving the efficiency of the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER).