We are glad to share the first paper1 related to one of our research projects: “Microfluidic System for Solar Energy Conversion”. In this project, we seek to answer how to use renewable energy sources in the most efficient way to carry out a more eco-friendly chemical reaction? Following the current trends in energy development, we try to select the most promising catalyst that can be applied in photo/electro/catalytic processes to enhance production efficiency and reduce energy use.
In collaboration with Dr Izabela Stefanowicz-Pięta from ICP PAS, an expert in the catalytic field, we decided to proceed with the study on bimetallic nanocatalysts supported on graphitic carbon nitride.
The development and optimization of bimetallic nanocatalysts might provide the new class of materials with superior, tunable performance, thermal stability and reduced costs compared to presently available commercial catalysts. We anticipate that thanks to unique properties of support material, i.e., graphitic carbon nitride, these catalysts can find a potential application in -thermal/-electro/ and -photocatalysis. However, before that happens, one needs to understand how to design the efficient bimetallic system, how this system works under operating conditions and why the shape-structure-activity relation matter. In this regard, we encourage you to read our paper which is now available is available in a gold open access journal.
- E. Kuna, M. Jönsson-Niedziółka, P. Pieta, and I. S. Pieta
Bimetallic nanocatalysts supported on graphitic carbon nitride for sustainable energy development: the shape-structure-activity relation, Nanoscale Adv. Accepted (2021). (link – OA)