Activity Structural reactors of catalytically active materials

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolin Körner

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Start date: 01/01/2010

Research Fields

Additive Manufacturing
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

We investigate new alloys for structural catalysts that serve as carrier material and simultaneously as catalytically active material in structured reactors. The active catalyst (Raney copper type) develops from the AM manufactured structure by leaching. Thus, geometric restrictions of complex coating processes for catalytic functionalization disappear. The direct generation of the catalytically active material on the carrier structure is expected to show advantages with respect to thermal management. In order to demonstrate the potential of structural catalysts we consider the methanol synthesis.


Wolf, T., Fu, Z., & Körner, C. (2019). Selective electron beam melting of an aluminum bronze: Microstructure and mechanical properties. Materials Letters, 238, 241-244.

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