The ZeoMorph Objective
The scientific vision of ZeoMorph is to establish a new concept within zeolite catalysis: Morphology induced shape selectivity
About the project
Zeolites are crystalline aluminosilicates and have been used as catalysts within refining and hydrocarbon conversion processes since the 1960s. In addition to possessing strong Brønsted acidity, zeolites are microporous materials, having regular pores channels and cavities of molecular dimensions. These materials therefore possess shape selectivity for chemical reactions. Nevertheless, insufficiently shape selective catalyst, leading to rapid deactivation and unselective production, is a major obstacle for improved and new zeolite based industrial processes.
Within the ZeoMorph project, these challenges will be overcome by bringing together leading European groups within physical and inorganic chemistry.
The ZeoMorph project is funded as a European Industrial Doctorates project (FP7 ITN-EID), part of the Marie Curie actions (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-mca/actions/itn/index_en.htm).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 606965.