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Introduction of Department

Department of Petrochemical Catalyst & Process
Director
  • NameU Hwang Lee
  • Office042-860-7678
  • E-mailuhwang@krict.re.kr
U Hwang Lee

Major research fields

  • Development of new energy-saving technology for producing basic chemical raw materials to cope with high oil price and climate change
  • Development of catalyst, new adsorption materials, and new process technology for securing basic chemical raw materials

Key research accomplishments

Development of catalysis technology for producing basic chemical raw materials from low-utilized petrochemicals

  • Development of catalytic decomposition-based technology for reducing greenhouse gases by more than 30% compared to existing technologies
  • Development of technology for selectively producing basic chemical raw materials from mixed gases
  • Development of fluidized bed reaction process technology using environment-friendly catalyst
  • Development of cokes-reducing dispersed catalyst and additive technology for decomposition reaction and process of low-utilized petrochemicals

Development of energy-saving and low carbon dioxide-emission type technology for separating basic chemical raw materials

  • Development of new MOF materials for adsorption and separation of light olefins
  • Development of technology for applying and commercializing MOF adsorbents

Development of new energy-saving process technology for producing basic chemical raw materials

  • Development of reaction process technology for producing basic chemical raw materials
  • Development of SMB-PSA convergence separation process technology
  • Development of ‘energy-zero’ process technology