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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Past events:

Workshop on Catalytic Reactions with Ion Transfer through Interfaces

Welcome to Workshop on Catalytic Reactions with Ion Transfer through Interfaces (ITICAT2019), organized in August 15 - 17, 2019, as a pre-conference of EuropaCat2019. 

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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

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

An All-Solid-State Carbon-Air Battery Reaching an Output Power over 10 W and a Specific Energy of 3600 Wh kg-1

Xiaomin Yan, Mingyang Zhou, Yapeng Zhang, Qianyuan Qiu, Qianyang Chen, Weizi Cai, Yubao Tang, Jiang Liu 2021 Chemical Engineering Journal


Cuijuan Zhang, Sibudjing Kawi, Fei Wei, Yongdan Li 2021 Catalysis Today

Understanding the chemistry during the preparation of Pd/SSZ-13 for the low-temperature NO adsorption: The role of NH4-SSZ-13 support

Huawang Zhao, Xiaoyin Chen, Adarsh Bhat, Yongdan Li, Johannes W. Schwank 2021 Applied Catalysis B: Environmental

A compact and seal-less direct carbon solid oxide fuel cell stack stepping into practical application

Qianyang Chen, Qianyuan Qiu, Xiaomin Yan, Mingyang Zhou, Yapeng Zhang, Zhijun Liu, Weizi Cai, Wei Wang, Jiang Liu 2020 Applied Energy

A highly active Ni/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 anode catalyst with a three-dimensionally ordered macroporous structure for solid oxide fuel cells

Tian Gan, Xinqiang Fan, Ye Liu, Chengyu Wang, Haoran Mei, Lijun Fan, Nianjun Hou, Yicheng Zhao, Yongdan Li 2020 Journal of Materials Chemistry A

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 2020 Catalysis Today

Comparative study of fast pyrolysis, hydropyrolysis and catalytic hydropyrolysis of poplar sawdust and rice husk in a modified Py-GC/MS microreactor system

Yifeng He, Yingnan Zhao, Meiyun Chai, Zhongyue Zhou, Manobendro Sarker, Chong Li, Ronghou Liu, Junmeng Cai, Xinghua Liu 2020 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Improved activity of oxygen in Ni–Ce 0.8Sm 0.2O 2-δ anode for solid oxide fuel cell with Pr doping

Zhiyong Huang, Lijun Fan, Nianjun Hou, Tian Gan, Juanjuan Gan, Yicheng Zhao, Yongdan Li 2020 Journal of Power Sources
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