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EPSRC Reference: EP/H029419/1
Title: Novel high activity nanoparticles catalysts
Principal Investigator: Hutchings, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Lopez-Sanchez, Professor JA
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Professor N Dimitratos
Project Partners:
DOW Johnson Matthey Molecular Products Trustee Ltd
Sasol Technology Solvay (International Chemical Group)
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: Cardiff University
Scheme: Follow on Fund
Starts: 01 January 2010 Ends: 31 December 2010 Value (£): 124,117
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Food and Drink
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
21 Oct 2009 Follow On Fund 7 Announced
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The aim is to exploit a recent discovery concerning the production of a new high activity catalysts based on supported metal nanoparticles prepared by a sol immobilization method. The methodology uses a novel method for removal of stabilizers thereby gaining enhanced activity. Initial results show the new catalyst is highly active for CO oxidation whereas the untreated catalyst is completely inactive. This enhanced activity represents a step change in the manufacturing processes for these important catalysts and means that they can be considered to be commercially useful for the first time. Funding is requested to complete patent exemplification and to ensure commercial exploitation can be achieved.
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