MATERIALS OF ADVANCED NANO-ARCHITECTURE AT MESOSCALE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

Abstract: 

This project aims in developing materials of advanced nanotectonics at mesoscale and use as adsorbents and catalysts in energy and environmental applications. C??lfen and Mann state that «The organization of nanostructures across extended length scales is a key challenge in the design of integrated materials with advanced functions. It should be possible to develop a chemistry of organized matter and generate higher-order architectures with embedded structure».

This development should be considered as a natural progress to the knowledgeable manipulation of matter across the scales: Molecular (?…)?†’Nanoscale (nm)?†’?œesoscale (??m) The enormous importance and potential applications from such developments have been discussed in details by Antonietti and Ozin in "œPromises and Problems of Mesoscale Materials Chemistry or Why Meso" and by Soten and Ozin in esoscale Materials "Synthesis and Beyond".

The expected results, which coincide with the WPs, are the following, based on joint proven scientific work of the groups:

  1. MCM Mesostructures (nm) organized non-ramdomly at mesoscale (??m), containing t. m., as catalysts for de-NOx and de-SOx operations and the splitting of water for H2 production;
  2. Spiral fibers (??m scale) of mesoporous (nm scale) silica, containing t. m., for chiral adsorption and catalysis;
  3. Nanostructured super-acid catalysts SO4-/ZrO2 ???±?? WO3/ZrO2 and bifunctional catalysts(metallic and acidic function)for the upgrading of biomass derived intermediates to green fuels and chemicals;
  4. Nanostructured poly-oxometallates ?—3P?œ??12O40 and H6CuW12O40, entrapped in mesoporous oxides like Co3O4, Mn2O3 as new bi-functional redox +acidic catalysts;
  5. Mn-based clusters with mixed valences, anchored in mesostructures, as biomimetic catalysts for the splitting of water;
  6. Novel MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks) for separation and storage of H2, CO2 ???±?? CH4;
  7. ?¤i?Ÿ2 nanotubes (??m scale) for the photocatalytic conversion of CO2 and ?—2?Ÿ to hydrocarbons.

Project info

Acronym:
NANOMESO
Coordinating Institution:
University of Ioannina
Scientific Coordinator:
Pomonis Philippos
Research Team 2 Leader:
Lemonidou Angeliki
Research Team 3 Leader:
Armatas Gerasimos
Research Team 4 Leader:
Falaras Polykarpos

Stats

I.D.:
1243
Mis:
377064
Duration (months):
47
Budget:
599 955.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4Λ39-9ΘΚ

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