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The article "Impact of inorganic waste fines on structure of mullite microspheres by reaction sintering" is available until April 12, 2018.

2017 PCCP HOT Article

Congratulations to Stefano Loreto! He published the article "The effect of the buffer solution on the adsorption and stability of horse heart myoglobin on commercial mesoporous titanium dioxide: a matter of the right choice". This article belongs to the collection of the hottest work published in PCCP in 2017. 

Materials characterisation workshop on the 9th of March

The workshop covers in-depth Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) technique, from theory to main applications, and iGC-SEA (Inverse Gas Chromatography – Surface Energy Analyser), the most advanced scientific instrument in determining surface energy. The workshop is aimed for industry professionals, researchers and PhD students. More information and registration here.


Key publications

Preparation of CuO/SBA-15 catalyst by the modified ammonia driven deposition precipitation method with a high thermal stability and an efficient automotive CO and hydrocarbons conversion
Xin Qi   Papavasiliou Aggeliki   Boukos Nikos   Glisenti Antonella   Pui Ho Li Jerry   Yang Yong   Philippopoulos Constantine J.   Poulakis Evangelos   Katsaros Fotis K.   Meynen Vera   Cool Pegie  
Applied catalysis : B : environmental - ISSN 0926-3373-223 (2018) p. 103-115
The influence of acids on tuning the pore size of mesoporous $TiO_{2}$ templated by non-ionic block copolymers
Loreto Stefano   Vanrompay Hans   Mertens Myrjam   Bals Sara   Meynen Vera  
European journal of inorganic chemistry - ISSN 1434-1948-1 (2018) p. 62-65
Novel magnetic nanocomposites containing quaternary ferrites systems $Co_{0.5}Zn_{0.25}M_{0.25}Fe_{2}O_{4}$ (M = Ni, Cu, Mn, Mg) and $TiO_{2}$-anatase phase as photocatalysts for wastewater remediation under solar light irradiation
Ciocarlan Radu-George   Seftel Elena   Mertens Myrjam   Pui Aurel   Mazaj Matjaz   Novak Tusar Natasa   Cool Pegie  
Materials science and engineering: part B: solid state materials for advanced technology - ISSN 0921-5107-230 (2018) p. 1-7
Balancing nanotoxicity and returns in health applications : the prisoner's dilemma
Gkika Despoina   Magafas L.   Cool Pegie   Braet Johan  
Toxicology - ISSN 0300-483X-393 (2018) p. 83-89
Development of alumina microspheres with controlled size and shape by vibrational droplet coagulation
Pype Judith   Michielsen B.   Seftel Elena   Mullens S.   Meynen Vera  
Journal of the European Ceramic Society - ISSN 0955-2219-37:1 (2017) p. 189-198

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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.

General Contact

Laboratory of Adsorption and Catalysis
Department of Chemistry
Campus Drie Eiken
Gebouw B, B2.15
Universiteitsplein 1
B-2610 Wilrijk
Tel. +32 3 265 2375
Fax +32 3 265 2374