Miss Hongman Sun, from University of Hull, UK visited Hebei University of Technology, China from April-June 2017. She worked on multifunctional catalytic adsorbents with the aim of CO2 capture and utilisation. The mechanism and kinetic study of CO2 capture using commercial and synthesized CaO were also investigated. She carried out research work experimentally using a TGA analytical equipment and an in-situ DRIFTS reactor, etc.
Early career research Yeshui Zhang from the University of Leeds, UK visited Tsinghua University, Beijing, China from March –June 2017. She worked on the development of novel nickel based catalysts with the aim of producing hydrogen from biomass. A further development was also incorporating calcium oxide into the nickel catalyst to capture carbon dioxide in-situ, thereby further increasing hydrogen yield. She developed a new reactor system using pyrolysis-catalysis and an on-line gas analysis system.