Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium

Porous Materials for Sustainable Energy and Clean Air

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium Sihai Yang, University of Manchester presents: Porous Materials for Sustainable Energy and Clean Air.

  • From: Wednesday 9 October 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 9 October 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: CTLP05+06, Clifton Teaching and Learning Building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium Sihai Yang, University of Manchester presents: Porous Materials for Sustainable Energy and Clean Air.

Abstract

There is increasing concern over global air quality, with high concentrations of smog posing significant health risks and environmental problems worldwide. Smog is comprised primarily of hydrocarbons, particulates and oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur (e.g., COx, SOx, NOx and NH3), which are emitted as by-products of combustion in both transportation and industrial applications. Complete removal of traces of SO2 and NOx is extremely challenging since it requires capture systems possessing exceptionally high selectivity of SO2/NOx towards N2 and CO2 and simultaneously considerable stability given the highly corrosive and reactive nature of SO2/NOx. Meanwhile, developments of sustainable energy resources to bridge future gaps in the supply of feedstocks are of critical urgency. Catalytic conversions of plant biomass into valuable chemicals have attracted considerable attention.

I will talk about our recent studies on (i) the selective adsorption of harmful gases, including SO2, NO2, CO2, hydrocarbons, NH3 and I2 in a series of highly robust metal-organic framework (MOF) materials1-14, (ii) the efficient catalytic conversion of biomass (and substrates) into value-added chemical feedstocks15-18. I will also describe the application of a wide range of in situ synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering techniques to investigate the underlying host-guest and catalytic chemistry that underpin the reaction selectivity.

Hosted by Dr Fengge Gao

All welcome

For enquires please contact Dr Matthew Addicoat

Location details

Room/Building:

CTLP05+06, Clifton Teaching and Learning Building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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