RUB / Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TECHEM
The Ruhr-University Bochum is a highly renowned higher education and research organization with over 32,000 students located in the industrial heart of Germany, the Ruhr-area.
Description of the department contributing to the execution of the project
The laboratory of Industrial Chemistry conducts fundamental research in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and the development of heterogeneous catalysts. The challenge successfully tackled by the department is the elucidation of elementary steps involved at atomic level and identification of structural premises for reactions occurring over real life catalysts. Besides advanced spectroscopic techniques reaching from vibrational to electron spectroscopy transient kinetic methods and their quantitative exploitation presents a speciality of the department, with recent attempts of merging both fields in in-situ investigations.
Role of RUB in the OCMOL project
RUB will be in charge of catalysts characterization: BET sorption measurements; IR, RAMAN or XPS spectroscopy, and TPD/TPSR measurements. RUB will develop a bench scale reactor for kinetic testing.