(Professor, Ph. D.)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldbach received a diploma in
Chemistry from the University of Göttingen
(1989) and PhD in Natural Sciences of the
University of Marburg (1993). He held research
positions at his alma mater and the Fraunhofer
Institute for Interfacial Engineering and
Biotechnology (Stuttgart) in his native country
Germany, and also worked at the Argonne National
Laboratory (USA, 1995-1996), The University of
Birmingham (UK, 1997-1198), and the CNRS Centre
de Recherche sur la Matière Divisée in Orléans
(France, 2003-2005) before he joined DICP in
2005, where he was appointed Associate Professor
in 2006 and full Professor in 2009.
The development of highly efficient membranes is
considered to be crucial for the advancement of
fuel cells and other H2 power
production technologies, but it also opens new
avenues in chemical reaction technology. Dense
Pd-based membranes hold the greatest promise in
this respect. Our studies in this field focus
1. H2-selective Pd alloy membranes
We prepare novel Pd alloy membranes and carry
out fundamental studies on them in order to
optimize characteristics such as H2
permeability as well as thermal and mechanical
2. Reactivity of Pd-based membranes
We investigate the interaction of these
membranes with carbonaceous molecules like CO,
CO2 and CH4 and also
sulfurous contaminants to improve their chemical
resistance for applications in H2 production
from fossil fuels and chemical reaction
3. Catalysts for H2 production from
The integration of Pd-based membranes into steam
reformers or water gas shift (WGS) reactors
allows the reduction of process steps, and
reactions can be carried out under much milder
conditions. We study the fundamental behavior of
such membrane reactors, but also develop novel,
highly active catalysts for these systems.
4. Membrane reactors for selective oxidation
H2O2 is an environment
friendly oxidizing agent and thus highly
attractive for e.g. green chemical processes and
waste water treatment. A novel process for
direct H2O2 synthesis from
O2 and H2 makes use of Pd
membrane catalysts to avoid explosive H2/O2
mixtures. We study this process in order to
integrate it with low-temperature, selective
|代表性文章 REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Yuan, Andreas Goldbach,* Hengyong Xu,
Segregation and H2 transport rate control in
body-centered cubic PdCu membranes, J.
Phys. Chem. B, 111, 10952-10958 (2007).
||Hui Li, Andreas Goldbach,*
Wenzhao Li, Hengyong Xu, CO2 decomposition
over Pd membrane surfaces, J. Phys. Chem.
B, 112, 12182-12184 (2008).
||Yadong Bi, Hengyong Xu,*
Wenzhao Li, Andreas Goldbach,* Water
gas shift reaction in a Pd membrane reactor
over Pt/Ce0.6Zr0.4O2 catalyst, Int. J.
Hydrogen Energy, 34, 2965-2971 (2009).
||Lei Shi, Andreas
Goldbach,* Gaofeng Zeng, Hengyong Xu,
Direct H2O2 synthesis over Pd membranes at
elevated temperatures, J. Membr. Sci.,
348, 160-166 (2010).
||Lei Shi, Andreas
Goldbach,* Gaofeng Zeng, Hengyong Xu,*
Preparation and performance of thin-layered
PdAu/ceramic composite membranes, Int. J.
Hydrogen Energy 35 4201-4208 (2010).