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Introduction of Department

Department of Carbon Valorization
Development of environment-friendly chemical process technology for upvalue of low-utilized chemical resources

The Department is developing high value-added chemical raw materials and environment-friendly energy production technologies to cope with climate change and to solve the environmental issues.

Director
  • NameDong Won Hwang
  • Office042-860-7674
  • E-maildwhwang@krict.re.kr
Dong Won Hwang

Major research fields

Development of environment-friendly chemical process technology for increasing the value of low-utilized carbon resources

  • Development of convergent source technology to produce hydrogen from low-utilized carbon sources and store the produced hydrogen
  • Development of environment-friendly chemical process technology for plastics upvalue
  • Development of technology for producing carbon dioxide-derived environment-friendly chemical raw materials
  • Development of technology for producing green carbon-derived environment-friendly chemical raw materials

Key research accomplishments

Development of low-carbon hydrogen production technology

  • Development of methane pyrolysis catalyst and carbon high value-addition process
  • Development of water electrolysis catalyst superior to commercial platinum-based catalyst
  • Development of low-temperature ammonia decomposition catalyst for hydrogen production
  • Development of high-capacity/high-stability liquid hydrogen storage carrier

Development of plastic upvalue technology

  • Development of environment-friendly catalyst and process technology for chemical recycling of low-utilized PET
  • Development of environment-friendly catalyst and process technology for chemical recycling of low-utilized PS
  • Development of technology for producing plastic waste-derived environment-friendly polymer

Development of technology for producing carbon dioxide-derived environment-friendly chemical raw materials

  • Development of environment-friendly catalyst technology for synthesizing carbon dioxide-derived isocyanate
  • Development of catalyst technology for synthesizing carbon dioxide-derived polyols
  • Development of catalyst technology for synthesizing environment-friendly carbon dioxide-derived polyurethane

Development of technology for producing green carbon-derived environment-friendly chemical raw materials

  • Development of technology for producing green carbon-derived high-functional/environment-friendly chemical raw materials
  • Development of technology for producing bio-alcohol/organic acid-based high value-added chemical raw materials
  • Development of green carbon/carbon dioxide convergence catalyst technology