About The Author

Anders is currently a research associate at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. His research is focused on electrochemistry for renewable energy. Electrochemical water splitting (water electrolysis) into hydrogen and oxygen is a source of sustainable fuels if the source of the electricity is renewable, such as wind mills, solar panels, hydroelectric a.o. Commercial water electrolysis relies on noble metal catalysts of platinum and ruthenium/iridium oxides. These catalysts contribute significant cost to the device and will eventually restrict the scale on which this technology may be implemented due to the limited reserves of these precious metals.

Using Electrocatalysts To Find New Uses For Captured CO2

Earth’s ecology has been transformed by humans at an alarming rate and will worsen as the world population continues to expand and as limited natural resources are depleted. These realities are guaranteed — only the degree is debated. The transition to sustainable (non-petroleum) chemical feedstocks, fuels, and manufacturing is an essential part of restoring the

Catalysts In The Chemical Industry

The chemical industry influences all our lives daily, everything from the components in the screen you are reading this article on to the fertilizer used to grow the food we eat. To do this, this industry relies heavily on catalysis to reduce energy requirements or improve reaction efficiency, which, in turn, has a huge influence