Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Industrial Chemistry

Prof. Yongdan Li leads the Research Group of Industrial Chemistry. Our group focuses on teaching and research related to chemical reaction engineering and reactor design.
Research topics Industrial Chemistry made by Yingnan Zhao

Research Focus:

The group of Industrial Chemistry focuses on the principles of chemical convertors and those of the processes based on chemical convertors.

The group is active with two categories of projects:

  1. Improving the performance of existing commercial chemical convertors and the understanding on the governing factors, e.g. the mechanical strength of solid catalyst and the mechanical reliability of the catalytic convertors; improvement of the performance of DeNOx, three-way and hydrogen production catalysts and convertors.
  2. Promoting the commercialization of promising new reactions through revealing the limiting factors, e.g. lignocellulose fractionation and transformation to chemicals and fuels; photo-catalytic water splitting; advanced batteries; solid oxide fuel cells with direct carbon and hydrocarbon fuels; methane catalytic decomposition to hydrogen and nano-carbons and NO direct decomposition.

Teaching tasks:

  • CHEM-E7150 - Reaction Engineering
  • CHEM-E7135 - Reactor Design


The open vacancies in the Industrial Chemistry group

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Latest publications from the Industrial Chemistry group

The latest publications from the Industrial Chemistry research group.

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Latest publications:

Enhancement of the electrocatalytic activity of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ through surface modification by acid etching

Lijun Fan, Jun Wang, Zhiyong Huang, Xueli Yao, Nianjun Hou, Tian Gan, Juanjuan Gan, Yicheng Zhao, Yongdan Li 2021 Catalysis Today

A high performing perovskite cathode with in situ exsolved Co nanoparticles for H2O and CO2 solid oxide electrolysis cell

Juanjuan Gan, Nianjun Hou, Tongtong Yao, Lijun Fan, Tian Gan, Zhiyong Huang, Yicheng Zhao, Yongdan Li 2021 Catalysis Today

Base-free selective conversion of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid over a CoOx-CeO2 catalyst

Mengmeng Jin, Linhao Yu, Hong Chen, Xueli Ma, Kai Cui, Zhe Wen, Zewei Ma, Yushuai Sang, Mengmeng Chen, Yongdan Li 2021 Catalysis Today

Photocatalytic degradation of fungicide difenoconazole via photo-Fento process usingα-Fe2O3

Hajar Lamkhanter, Sana Frindy, Yuri Park, Mika Sillanpӓӓ, Hafida Mountacer 2021 Materials Chemistry and Physics

Catalytic Conversion of Enzymatic Hydrolysis Lignin into Cycloalkanes over a Gamma-Alumina Supported Nickel Molybdenum Alloy Catalyst

Qingfeng Liu, Yunfei Bai, Hong Chen, Mengmeng Chen, Yushuai Sang, Kai Wu, Zewei Ma, Yiming Ma, Yongdan Li 2021 Bioresource Technology

Two-dimensional vermiculite nanosheets-modified porous membrane for non-aqueous redox flow batteries

Tao Liu, Cuijuan Zhang, Jiashu Yuan, Yihan Zhen, Yongdan Li 2021 Journal of Power Sources

Highly efficient fractionation of corn stover into lignin monomers and cellulose-rich pulp over H2WO4

Zewei Ma, Saravanan Saravanan Kasipandi, Zhe Wen, Linhao Yu, Kai Cui, Hong Chen, Yongdan Li 2021 Applied Catalysis B: Environmental

Bulk phase charge transfer in focus – And in sequential along with surface steps

Zheng Ze Pan, Yongdan Li, Yicheng Zhao, Cuijuan Zhang, Hong Chen 2021 Catalysis Today

Catalytic Ethanolysis of Enzymatic Hydrolysis Lignin over an Unsupported Nickel Catalyst : The Effect of Reaction Conditions

Yushuai Sang, Kai Wu, Qingfeng Liu, Yunfei Bai, Hong Chen, Yongdan Li 2021 Energy and Fuels

Selective demethoxylation of guaiacol to alkylphenols in supercritical methanol over a HT-MoS2 catalyst

Kai Wu, Saravanan Kasipandi, Fei Yan, Yushuai Sang, Zewei Ma, Mengmeng Chen, Hong Chen, Yongdan Li 2021 Catalysis Today
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