Thermochemical Water Splitting: Boosting Hydrogen Production with Ca-Doped Perovskites”

The study focuses on the development of perovskite oxide structured catalysts for a two-step thermochemical water splitting method that enables the sustainable production of hydrogen from renewable sources. Metal oxides with high redox capacity (<10:1, MOx-H2), fast reaction kinetics and structural stability during thermal cycles are needed for efficient hydrogen production in this method, which is based on thermochemical processes…

Advancing Precision in Plasma Enhanced ALD: The Role of the Hiden EQP Series

In materials science, precision in thin film deposition processes like Plasma Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition (PEALD) is paramount. The ability to control film thickness and composition with high accuracy depends significantly on understanding and controlling the plasma used in the deposition process. Here, the Hiden EQP Series emerges as an essential tool for in-depth plasma analysis, offering unparalleled…

Revolutionising Clean Combustion with Advanced Analytical Tools

In the quest for sustainable energy solutions, clean combustion technology stands out as a beacon of hope. This groundbreaking approach not only aims to significantly reduce harmful emissions but also enhances energy efficiency across numerous sectors. As we stride towards greener practices, the spotlight shines on the indispensable role of sophisticated analytical instruments in monitoring, analysing, and refining combustion processes….

Hiden Analytical Unveils Advanced Detection of Silicone Contamination in Industrial Applications

Hiden Analytical a leader in materials analysis and diagnostics, today announced a breakthrough in detecting and analyzing silicone contamination in various industrial settings. The company’s latest application highlights the critical issue of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) contamination, a common silicone-based compound used in numerous products like lubricants, cosmetics, food additives, and sealants. Read more

Hydrogen Production and Carbon Capture by Gas-Phase Methane Pyrolysis

In order to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas must be replaced by climate-neutral alternatives in the medium and long term. In this regard, hydrogen (H2) is considered as one of the most promising carbon-free energy carriers, since it is already nowadays vastly used in the chemical industry, for…

Measure hydrogen and oxygen produced by the microalgae in real time

A HPR-20 R&D with an all-metal variable leak valve inlet system was recently installed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) in Stuttgart. In a research project within the Group of Algae Biotechnology Development, hydrogen is produced using the microalgae C….

What is On-line Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry?

On-line Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry (OEMS) is an advanced analytical technique that combines electrochemical methods with mass spectrometry. It enables real-time monitoring and analysis of evolved gases during electrochemical processes and is an extension of Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry (DEMS). OEMS plays an important role in various scientific fields, offering valuable insights into reaction mechanisms, kinetics, and the behaviour of electroactive…

Understanding the Importance of Contaminant Analysis in Thin Film Engineering

Thin films are prevalent in a range of technological applications, from packing materials to medical devices. Because of the unique properties of these films, they have significantly enhanced many industries and opened doors to innovative solutions. However, for thin films to perform optimally, the issue of contaminants must first be addressed. Read more