The demand of the modern world means there is a large drive for clean, efficient and cost-effective methods for chemical manufacture, pollution control, fuel cells and energy. Such applications are estimated to be worth around £700 billion worldwide.
The need, therefore, for catalysis in the modern world has never been so important, with the application of catalysis crucial to the development of economically and environmentally sustainable manufacturing processes.
Research within the CCI covers a wide variety of areas, including the design and improvement of new catalysts and processes relevant to, but not limited to, the fine chemical, petrochemical and automotive industries.
- After the Goldrush: addressing global sustainability challenges by changing perceptions in catalyst design
- Environmental catalysis
- Photo-catalytic materials for the destruction of recalcitrant organic industrial waste