The research activities include studies of kinetics of catalytic reactions and chemisorption of reactants on oxides, as well as the synthesis of mixed oxide catalysts.
MAIN RESEARCH TOPICS
- Kinetics of reduction of oxides on supports
- Catalysts for methanol synthesis.
- Oxidative dehydrogenation of C2-C4 alkanes on mixed oxide catalysts.
- Kinetic measurements with differential flow reactor, pulse method and gravimetric analysis using vacuum microbalance.
- X-ray diffraction, XPS spectroscopy, TPD, TPR, mass-spectrometry
- Computer simulation for modeling of reaction kinetics.
- Formulation of a new kinetic model of autocatalytic reaction; application of this model to the reduction of oxide systems.
- Formulation of a model for the adsorption of the reactants in the methanol synthesis on the catalyst used in this reaction.
- Synthesis and characterisation of a new class of transition metals telluromolybdates.
- Elucidation of the role of alkali metal promotors of the V205/Ti02 catalysts on kinetics of reduction and efficiency in the reaction of oxidative dehydrogenation of propane.
- Demonstration of good performance of supported chromia catalysts in oxidative dehydrogenation of isobutane.
- Formulation of kinetic models for propane oxidative dehydrogenation over V205/Ti02 catalysts.
Currently our research effort is focused on the development of the technology of catalytic combustion of organic pollutants and finding efficient catalysts for this process.
MAIN RESEARCH TOPICS
- Catalytic combustion of volatile organic compounds, also chlorinated and nitrogenated
- Selective catalytic reduction of NOx with ammonia and hydrocarbons
- Preparation and physicochemical characterization of catalysts for environmental protection
- Catalytic Oxidation of Soot
- X-ray diffraction,
- FTIR and Raman spectroscopies,
- electron microscopy,
- catalytic activity tests
- Discovery and experimental confirmation of the phenomenon of thermal spreading in the V2O5, MoO3/TiO2, Al2O3 systems
- Determination of the mechanism of spreading of transition metal oxides over surfaces of oxide supports
- Experimental confirmation that the structure of vanadia monolayer on anatase is independent of the preparation method, structure and modification of Ti02
- Preparation and introduction into industrial practice of the mixed oxide catalyst for combustion of oxygenated and nitrogenated organic compounds.