In particular we focus
On the thermal processing of waste materials with special emphasis on the separation of valuable and/or toxic metal fractions from mineral materials. The goal is to increase the recycling rate of waste products by eco-efficient processes (Chemical Processes and Materials - CPM).
On the development of efficient conversion technologies for biomass to clean-burning secondary fuels (Catalytic Process Engineering - CPE).
On catalytic exhaust gas cleanup and the development of catalysts for the efficient conversion of biomass (Catalysis for Energy - CEG).
On the investigation of catalysts and materials in these processes by X-ray spectroscopy at the SuperXAS-Beamline of the Swiss Light Source (SLS) (In situ X-ray Spectroscopy - IXS).
Our four groups are
Chemical Processes and Materials / EPFL-PSI Solid Waste Treatment Professorship
Chemical Processes Engineering
Catalysis for Energy
In situ X-ray Spectroscopy