Green energy and catalysts

Nanoparticles can be used in a large variety of applications within the green/renewable energy and catalysis industries. New applications are constantly developed and being researched.

Applications include:

  • Photovoltaics: conductive inks, DSC (Dye Sensitized solar Cells), Quantum Dot Solar cells etc.
  • Batteries
  • Catalysts: generally rare metals like Palladium and Platinum; significant research has been carried out on MOFs (Metal Organic Frameworks)
  • Fuel cells: devices that convert chemical energy into electricity (by means of a reaction between a fuel, hydrogen or another fuel, and oxygen)
  • Gas capture

MOFs (Metal Organic Framework)

Applications:

  • Gas capture ie hydrogen, methane or CO2
  • Gas separation
  • Adsorbents

Key selling points:

  • Large surface area, typically over 2,000m² per gram
  • Large range of metals/ligands available
  • MOFs available activated or non activated
  • Cost effective as using our continuous reactors

Precious metals

Applications:

  • Palladium and Platinum are commonly used as catalysts
  • Catalytic converters

Key selling points:

  • Noble metals
  • High surface area
  • Potential to provide premixed catalyst and support material

Nickel

Applications:

  • Electrode materials for fuel cells and batteries
  • High conductivity material

Key selling points:

  • High Cost effective alternative to noble metals
  • Highly active for particular reactions

Lithium Iron Phosphate

Applications:

  • Rechargeable batteries: increasing the available power from a battery and decreasing the time required to recharge a battery
  • Improve efficiency of hybrid vehicles by significantly reducing the weight of the batteries needed to provide adequate power.

Key selling points:

  • Highly crystalline, pure nanoparticulate lithium iron phosphate
  • Variety of dopants available across the range of transition metals

Titanium dioxide

Applications:

  • Highly Photocatalyst

Key selling points:

  • Highly UV absorber
  • High refractive index
  • Flexibility in opacity (tunable UV absorption)

Cerium oxide

Applications:

  • Fuel cells
  • Fuel additive

Key selling points:

  • Available in a variety of solvents and with a range of stabilisers
  • Tunable refractive index behaviour

The list of dispersions above is non-exhaustive. The materials can be dispersed in a large range of solvents, do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you require further information.

For further details on each material, please refer to our dispersion catalogue.

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