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Catalysis research at West Virginia University spans across the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, biocatalysis, plasma and microwave-enhanced catalytic reactions. WVU researchers focus on fundamental and applied catalysis research, demonstrating applications in the following areas:

  • Direct natural gas conversion to chemicals
  • Biocatalytic conversion of CO2 using enzymatic membrane reactor
  • Low pressure ammonia synthesis
  • Production of CO2-free hydrogen and advanced carbon from natural gas
  • Catalytic biomass-natural gas co-conversion
  • Plastic cracking
  • Biocatalytic conversion for decontamination of chemical and warfare agents as well as pathogens
  • Catalytic based gas separation

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