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CONFINED CATALYSIS IN LAYERED MATERIALS – A TRANSFORMATIONAL APPROACH FOR EFFICIENT WATER SPLITTING

Project description

Nano-confinement will help turn water molecules into hydrogen

Chemical reactions only occur when the reactants and catalyst can ‘find each other’ in the bulk reaction space. Confined catalysis can help them do that quickly and easily. As its name suggests, confined catalysis relies on isolating the reactants and their necessary nanoscale chemical environments from the surround. It is rapidly emerging as an effective way to fine-tune catalytic performance. The EU-funded CoCaWS project will employ confined catalysis principles in the development of novel composite 2D layered nanomaterials that will confine another active species between the layers. The targeted application is hydrogen production from water splitting. Amplifying production will support a sustainable clean energy supply to meet growing demand.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 171 473,28
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00