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The goal of REACT is to provide a strong platform for catalytic reaction engineering research with a particular emphasis on after-treatment engineering research.

REACT’s unique multi-disciplinary expertise and tools are particularly suited to after-treatment research and this is exemplified by the sustained contract and collaborative work that we have secured with industry and academia.

The majority of the projects and collaborations with Industrial and academic partners conducted by the Team members of REACT are strongly aligned with the modern challenges in emission control, which positions REACT at the forefront of the after-treatment research map. Such projects, past and present, comprise research partnerships and collaborations with internationally leading industries and universities, with for instance, Johnson Matthey, Jaguar Land Rover, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the UK Catalysis Hub.

REACT’s multi-level approach constitutes the foundation of our proposed platform for catalytic reaction engineering research. The catalyst can be studied under realistic integral conditions using our unique spatially resolved capabilities. Different levels of details are accessible from the washcoated monolith all the way to active site level. To complement the platform, we have developed modelling capabilities allowing the generation of models incorporating kinetics modelling from the global approach to detailed micro-kinetics (with possibility of intermediate level of details). This modelling is available for fixed powdered beds as well as monoliths. Finally, we have developed optimization tools that accelerate and facilitate the optimization of model parameters (kinetics and heat and mass transfer parameters). These optimization tools can be used with our dual kinetics model but also with commercial packages such as AxiSuite®.

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