Research Line 4
Nitrogen activation and ammonia oxidation
Prof.dr. F.M. Mulder, Delft University of Technology
Projectnumber P17-08 project 4
This project line focuses on the electrocatalytic activation of dinitrogen (N2), its reduction to ammonia and the electrochemical oxidation of ammonia to NO3-. The main challenges related to these nitrogen cycle reactions are the kinetic limitations, leading to poor efficiencies for ammonia production; moreover, the selective oxidation of ammonia towards NO3- is hardly studied.
Main deliverables and timing
D4.1. Identification of active and efficient electro-catalytic systems for the production of ammonia and ammonia oxidation.
D4.2. Optimization and understanding the effect of process conditions on electro-catalytic nitrogen reduction and ammonia oxidation.
D4.3. Mechanistic understanding on how nitrogen reaction products are formed on electro-catalytic surfaces.
D4.4. First indication of the feasibility of electrochemical N2 to NH3 reduction and NH3 oxidation to NO3- in an electrochemical device.
D.D. van Noordenne