At CHE we believe in inclusiveness. While working towards realizing the hydrogen energy technology, we also develop other enabling technologies that will make the overall agenda a success. Our research and development efforts follow five important tracks.
Hydrogen can be produced along many routes. At CHE we focus on the use of chemical and catalytic methods to produce hydrogen through high temperature reforming and gasification.
FUEL CELL APPLICATION
In realizing hydrogen as the energy for the future, demonstration projects for hydrogen and fuel cell applications have been implemented. The group has a long track record in developing demonstration project in applying fuel cell in wheelchair, tri-cycle and motorcycle.
Our process safety research covers dynamic risk assessment, accident modelling, model-based fault detection, fire and explosion studies, inherent safety, inherent health, development of safety indices as well as process safety management.
PROCESS INTENSIFICATION, MODELLING AND CONTROL
In making chemical process equipment more compact and highly efficient, we intensify existing unit operations by incorporating selected physical and chemical phenomena. Our works include theoretical studies, computer simulations and pilot scaled assessment of the proposed design.
EMERGING MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
In making new technologies affordable and sustainable, developments of novel materials play pivotal role. Our works include the development new generation membranes, ion-exchange resins, catalysts and adsorption materials for various applications and in particular to support the hydrogen and fuel cell technology.