El blog de nanotecnología y materiales avanzados de la Universidad de las Américas Puebla
viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010
Nanocatalysis: Applications in the chemical industry
The nanocatalysis industry is a rapidly growing field involving using nanomaterials as catalyst, this industry at a normal scale its very big, using nanocatalysis its improving more the efects in the reactions.
A key objective of nanocatalysis research is to produce catalysts with 100% selectivity, extremely high activity, low energy consumption, and long lifetime. This can be achieved only by precisely controlling the size, shape, spatial distribution, surface composition and electronic structure, and thermal and chemical stability of the individual nanocomponents. In this article, the exciting opportunities of nanocatalysis in chemical and refining processes, as well as the challenges in developing nanostructured catalysts for industrial applications, are discussed.