Development of nanomaterial-based catalysts for various environmental applications

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News Article


Environmental problems are one of the primary causes of disease, health issues and long-term livelihood impact for India. 10 out of 20 World’s most polluted cities are in India as per World Health Organisation (WHO) urban air quality database 2016. That includes most of the industrialized cities such as Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna etc. including the metropolitan city, Delhi. Soot levels in India is 4 times higher than the permissible limit. This work deals with developing of novel perovskite based and spinel oxide based catalysts which can enhance the oxidation process of soot to lower temperatures ( at the exhaust temperature of diesel engines) and control its release into atmosphere.

The improvement of the quality of human life has always been aimed at developing new technologies. The daily usage of fuels and non-renewable resources has led to the high emission of pollutants. This has ultimately sparked the need for alternative clean energy sources for everyday life. Among all the available energy sources, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are superior to the existing fuel technologies. This work aims in developing various effective electrolyte materials as oxygen ion and proton conducting electrolyte materials respectively for improving the ionic conductivity in IT-SOFC

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  4. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11814-021-0933-y

Publication Date

Winter 11-8-2022