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LADCA is a member of AGRECHEM AGRECHEM website

Research mission

The research activities in the laboratory of Adsorption and Catalysis are focussed on: - The development of new micro- and mesoporous inorganic materials; - The development of materials with a combined micro- and mesoporous structure; - Optimalization of synthesis pathways for inorganic materials with a controlled porosity; - Catalytic activation of porous materials; - Optimalization of porous materials for efficient gas- and liquid separations; - Characterization of porous materials.

Our lab in action

Some images of our research group


AHA! award 2019 of the University of Antwerp

"FunMem on the promosing longlist of the AHA award 2019 of the University of Antwerp. Nice recognition for open innovation team work between the university and VITO to advance ceramic membrane technology in a broad range of applications. Great team, exciting future together."

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Project Video Partial-PGMs

Watch here the video about the Horizon 2020 project of the European Union, Partial-PGMs, and the interviews with the different project partners.

ENMIX paper awards

The research of LADCA has been awarded with 2 best paper awards at the ENMIX meeting 2019! More information at our awards page.

Publications in the spotlight

Enzymatic sensor for phenols based on titanium dioxide generating surface confined ROS after treatment with $H_{2}O_{2}$
Rahemi Vanousheh   Trashin Stanislav   Hafideddine Zainab   Meynen Vera   Van Doorslaer Sabine   De Wael Karolien  
Sensors and actuators : B : chemical - ISSN 0925-4005-283 (2019) p. 343-348
Heterogeneous growth of continuous ZIF-8 films on low-temperature amorphous silicon
Monforte Francesca   Mannino Giovanni   Alberti Alessandra   Smecca Emanuele   Italia Markus   Motta Alessandro   Tudisco Cristina   Condorelli Guglielmo G.  
Applied surface science - ISSN 0169-4332-473 (2019) p. 182-189
Dynamic adsorption-desorption of methyl ethyl ketone on MCM-41 and SBA-15 decorated with thermally activated polymers
Janus Rafal   Wadrzyk Mariusz   Natkanski Piotr   Cool Pegie   Kustrowski Piotr  
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - ISSN 1226-086X-71 (2019) p. 465-480
Effect of synthesis parameters on sorptive properties of glycerol-derived mesoporous carbon
Ignat Maria   Sacarescu Liviu   Fortuna Maria Emiliana   Cool Pegie   Harabagiu Valeria  
Environmental Engineering and Management Journal - ISSN 1582-9596-18:1 (2019) p. 59-69
Altering conversion and product selectivity of dry reforming of methane in a dielectric barrier discharge by changing the dielectric packing material
Michielsen Inne   Uytdenhouwen Yannick   Bogaerts Annemie   Meynen Vera  
Catalysts - ISSN 2073-4344-9:1 (2019)

Full bibliography of this research group



General Contact

Laboratory of Adsorption and Catalysis (LADCA)
Department of Chemistry
Campus Drie Eiken
Gebouw B, B2.22
Universiteitsplein 1
B-2610 Wilrijk
Tel. +32 3 265 2355
Fax +32 3 265 2374