Fe- and Cu-zeolites are active catalysts for direct catalytic decomposition of NO and N2O and for selective oxidation of hydrocarbons. While bent [Cu-O-Cu]2+ cores were recently identified as the active sites in direct NO and N2O decomposition and in selective oxidation chemistry, Fe sites though very active, have not been characterized in such detail. It is the goal of this project to do so in a joint effort between COK, CCC and Stanford. ...
Sustainable chemistry for the synthesis of fine chemicals Ghent University
The chemical industry in Flanders is of major importance at several levels. It provides 10% of all employment in Flanders, is home of
the largest petrochemical cluster in Europe and is the main location of 10 out of the world’s top 20 chemical companies. The
chemical industry stands for more or less 50% of all R&D expenditures in Flanders and for 30% of all industrial investments in
Belgium. Flanders is located at the ...
Assessing environmental and biotic change before and after asteroid impact at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Reconstructing the environmental influence of large igneous province volcanism using osmium isotopes Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Ion substitution in hybrid perovskites: enhancing environmental stability and band gap tuning Hasselt University
Design and development of a multimodal synchrotron based methodology for 3D nano-analysis for biomedical and environmental applications Ghent University
The goal of this research project is the development of novel analytical methods for nano-analysis
of biomedical and environmental samples using synchrotron radiation (SR) based X-ray imaging
methodologies. The envisaged applications comprise optimization of ovarian cancer treatment
(Prof dr W. Ceelen) and assessing the influence of deep-sea mining on the marine eco-system (Prof
dr A. Van Reusel).
X-ray based ...
Environmental magnetism for air pollution monitoring in Flanders Ghent University
This proposal aims to investigate the application potential of environmental magnetism for air
pollution monitoring in Flanders (BE). While soils accumulate atmospheric particles over long
timespans, vegetation only captures particles within a growing season. Together they respectively
represent sub-recent and recent impact of air pollution.
First, a standardized protocol will be developed to accurately record the magnetic ...
Circular building solutions: a quantification of their environmental and financial impact Ghent University
The circular building strategy has been put forward as an important part of the solution to mitigate the huge environmental impact of the building sector. Despite this important role, the current practical implementation of the circular building strategy stays limited to a few pilot projects. The relevance and the principles of the circular building strategy have clearly been stated, yet due to the large uncertainties about actual reuse or ...
Geochemical investigations of environmental perturbations during the Devonian–Carboniferous extinction Vrije Universiteit Brussel
volcanism, continental erosion, and extraterrestrial material. Thus, studying the Os-isotope composition of such sediments can provide important insights into times of major volcanic activity, climate-driven changes in continental weathering rates, and ...
Fractionation and purification of lignin fraction in a bio-refinery: Membrane-approaches as an economic and environmental alternative to classic separation techniques KU Leuven
This study aims at recovering valuable compounds from lignocellulosic waste by fractionation of constituents such as lignin and hemicellulose, using a membrane-derived strategy. Two approaches will be integrated to enhance the fractionation potential: Diafiltration; and the use of membrane cascades. Both techniques will be compared with single stage membrane separation. Furthermore, the fractionation potential will be explored after ...