The DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut (DFI) is a nonprofit foundation. Based on its expertise in biotechnology, chemical engineering, electrochemistry, and materials sciences, the institute conducts research in the future-oriented fields of sustainable energy converters and storage devices, integrated chemical-biotechnological production and innovative corrosion protection concepts.
The electrochemistry group of the DFI is dedicated to the development of electrochemical processes for water treatment, electrosynthesis, electrochemical analysis and energy conversion and storage. A large spectrum of electrochemical methods and methods for material characterization is covered. Also electrochemical cells and laboratory test setups as well technical test stands are developed and constructed. (Link)
Within the Tubulyze joint project the electrochemistry group is working as a connective link between manufacturers of the electrolyzer components electrode, catalyst and membrane. Analysis of the efficiency and stability of the components will be carried out and the single components as well as their joint action will be characterized also in long term experiments.
From small electrochemical lab cells up to technical test stands: the focal point of the electrochemistry group of the DFI are electrochemical processes for water treatment, synthesis and energy conversion and storage.
Principal investigator: Dr. Claudia Weidlich
Doctoral Student: Beatriz Sanchez Batalla