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Best Oral Presentation Prize: HI ERN scientist awarded

Dr. Moritz Wolf has received the Best Oral Presentation Prize at the international conference on ‘Operando Characterization of Catalysts at Work’ in December 2020.


In his presentation on ‘Kinetics and Coking Behavior of Supported Catalytically Active Liquid Metal Solutions (SCALMS) during Propane Dehydrogenation’ Dr. Wolf, who’s leading the Efficient Hydrogen Release team at HI ERN, highlighted the importance of operando techniques, which are becoming increasingly important in recent catalyst research. Such techniques enable the monitoring of certain catalyst properties under reaction conditions that are as close as possible to the actual conditions in commercial reactors.

This refers not only to high temperatures and elevated operating pressures, but also to the reaction atmosphere and especially to the flow pattern inside the reactors. The characterisation under such working conditions requires creative approaches for coupling the analysis of the catalysts with laboratory-scale reactor set-ups.

In this collaborative work (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, HI ERN, Hamburg University of Technology), a novel compact profile reactor was applied and coupled with Raman spectroscopy to acquire temporally and spatially resolved concentration and coking profiles.


Wolf, M.;  Raman, N.;  Taccardi, N.;  Horn, R.;  Haumann, M.; Wasserscheid, P., Capturing spatially resolved kinetic data and coking of Ga-Pt Supported Catalytically Active Liquid Metal Solutions during propane dehydrogenation in situ. Faraday Discussions 2020, Accepted Manuscript.


M. Wolf
Dr. Moritz Wolf
Head of Team
Phone: +49 9131-12538166
email: mo.wolf@fz-juelich.de

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