Chemical and catalytic processes for energy and environment protection

Specific Mission

  • Development of catalysts for the abatement of pollutants in gas and liquid phase
  • Study of novel processes for exploitation/valorisation/reuse of wastes
  • Limitation of the environmental impact of production processes
  • Fundamental research on heterogeneous catalysts, photocatalysts and electrocatalysts

Main research topics

  • Catalytic treatment of emissions in the automotive field
  • Catalytic abatement of nitrogen oxides
  • Soot catalytic abatement
  • VOC catalytic oxidation
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous processes in liquid phase
  • Multifunctional catalytic systems
  • Photocatalysis and electrocatalysis for abatement of pollutants
  • Methods for reuse of waste coming from the agro-food chain
  • Advanced oxidative catalytic and electrocatalytic treatments for the production of renewable energy and water purification
  • Multiscale process modelling (COMSOL, CFD, etc)

Main partnerships

  • DISAT – Politecnico di Torino - Prof. Barbara BONELLI;
  • DENERG – Politecnico di Torino - Proff. Federico MILLO, Vittorio VERDA;
  • DIATI - Politecnico di Torino - Gianandrea BLENGINI;
  • DISEG – Politecnico di Torino - Prof. Giuseppe Andrea FERRO
  • Prof. Lidia CASTOLDI, Politecnico di Milano
  • Dr. Eleonora ANEGGI, Prof. Alessandro TROVARELLI, Università di Udine
  • Dr. Valeria DI SARLI, Prof.ssa Almerinda DI BENEDETTO, Università Federico II di Napoli/IRC-CNR
  • Prof. Gabriele CENTI, Università di Messina
  • Prof. Giuseppe Mancini, Università di Catania
  • Prof. Michiel MAKKEE, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • Prof. Dan LUSS, Prof. Vemuri BALAKOTAIAH, University of Houston, USA
  • Prof. Athanasios Konstandopulos, Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Prof. Alessandra QUADRELLI, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
  • Prof. Dimosthenis Trimis, KIT, Germany
  • REC-The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
  • General Motors Global Propulsion Systems
  • Johnson Matthey

Projects and publications

Reference laboratories