Mohammed Al-asadi took a secondment visited in Huazhong University of Science and Technology between 20.11.2019 and 31.12.2019. The purpose of the research program was related to the summer research carried out by Pannon University researchers at the host institution. In particular, the applicability of a Ni/ZSM-5 catalyst and a Ni/ZSM-5 catalyst containing promoters in different conditions for pyrolysis reforming reactions of real wastes was also investigated. The main goal was to increase the hydrogen content and reduce the carbon dioxide content by in-situ. The impact of the biomass content of the feedstock on product yield and composition was also investigated during the short research program. According to our plan, the research program would be continue around the summer of 2020 with new research exchanges.
Mrs Janka Bobek-Nagy from the University of Pannonia had visited Xi’an Jiaotong University between 05.11.2019 and 21.12.2019 hosted by Prof. Ningbo Gao. She investigated the preparation of new waste based catalysts to improve the syngas production and for in-situ CO2 capture. For pyrolysis-reforming reactions different real wastes (paper, cardboard, food waste, etc.) was used. Based on the results, significant differences could be observed in the effect of the waste metal based transition metal modified catalyst on the product characteristics. Based on the results, a scientific manuscript has started to prepared with the researchers of the host institution, which would like to send to the publisher for comment in the summer of 2020, after completing the additional measurements.
The project partners have met at the University of Liverpool on 13th December to discuss project progresses and future plans. Current performance is quite good, and the team agrees to meet in September in Manchester to attend ICEC2020 conference and meet EU Project Officer.
Project partners have gathered in Xi’an Jiaotong University on 24 August 2019 to discuss research collaborations and current practice of the EU RISE project. Researchers from the following universities have attended the symposium:
- Xi’an Jiaotong University
- Huazhong University of Science and Technology
- Queen’s University Belfast
- Aston University
- University of Pannonia
- AGH University of Science and Technology
- Aston University
- Dalian University of Technology
- Harbin Institute of Technology
- University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
- Shandong University of Technology
- University College London
Dr Jun Huang from University of Sydney and Dr Xin Tu from Liverpool also joined the meeting by Skype. They introduced recent development in catalyst (e.g. in-situ TEM analysis) and non-thermal plasma applications on bioenergy, respectively.
Ms Orsolya Tóth and Dr. Zoltán Eller from University of Pannonia had visited Xi’an Jiaotong University between 12. 08. 2019 and 18. 09. 2019, hosted by Prof. Ningbo Gao. Ms. Tóth and Dr. Eller inve
stigated the effect of the Ni/ZSM-5 catalyst promoter on the gasification of different biomass and waste plastic mixtures. Based on the experimental results the activation energy of the studied catalytic systems were calculated. They also participated on the Annual Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. The results of the visit is proposed to published.