Development of catalysts for the selective electrosynthesis of organic molecules from wastes
Reference persons SIMELYS PRIS HERNANDEZ RIBULLEN
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL THESIS
Description It is proposed an experimental thesis aimed to the synthesis of catalysts for electrosynthesis of chemicals: Glucaric acid and of Glycolic Acid, from streams containing Glucose and Oxalic Acid, respectively. These processes will be coupled in a paired electrosynthesis reactor that will be tested at a demonstration scale for a H2020 European Project OCEAN "Oxalic Acid from CO2 using electrochemistry at demonstration scale" (https://www.spire2030.eu/ocean).
The activities are related to the analysis of the kinetics of electrochemical reactions, made for the production of high added-value products starting from wastes or subproducts from the industry. Experimental activities will be based on the synthesis and electrochemical test of nanostructured electrocatalysts in a pilot-scale electrochemical reactor.
Duration of the thesis work >= 6 months
Manuscript: To be written in english.
Place of work: Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT@Polito), Torino
See also https://www.spire2030.eu/ocean
Deadline 11/04/2020 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA