Green Chemical Processing Laboratory
Our group is supported by Brain Korea 21 FOUR Program and C1 Gas Refinery R&D Center Program. Most research subjects are closely related to the present issues in Energy and Environment.
Our mission is to develop the highly efficient catalytic processes based on the homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. One example is the development of the heterogeneous catalysts which oxidize methane selectively into methane oxygenates including methanol in the gas or liquid phase. The developed catalysts enable us to synthesize methane oxygenates efficiently at lower temperatures compared with the conventional process including synthesis gas synthesis. In the second stage, we will develop the high-performance heterogeneous catalyst to oxidize methane selectively into methane oxygenates using eco-friendly oxidant including oxygen to achieve 15% methane conversion and 95% selectivity to methane oxygenates.
We imagine the world filled with love and mercy based on our technology.
We are trying to develop new and improved chemical processes based on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts.
Green Chemistry and Clean Technology
We have been involved in developing the non-phosgene polycarbonate (PC) process, one of representative green chemical processes.
We are interested in the synthesis of nano-sized inorganic materials as well as meso-structured materials. Various experimental techniques including XAFS (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) have been applied to characterize these materials.
Interest in hydrogen as an alternative fuel is growing. Recently, interest in ammonia as a hydrogen carrier for long-distance transport is increasing, and a catalyst for ammonia decomposition to extract hydrogen from it is in progress.