Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Laboratory for the Development of Catalytic Technologies

About the Laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

Link to the official website - missing

Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:
St. Petersburg State Technological Institute (Technical University)

Fields of scientific research:
Chemical Engineering

Project goal:

To investigate catalytic processes in petro-chemistry and oil processing, and to develop new catalysts and mathematical modeling methods.

Project Objectives: 

To develop a process of alkylation of isobutane using light olefins, solid catalysts, and reaction-rectification technologies.
The project team is investigating the effects of adulterating zeolites with multimetallic materials one of which is either Pt or Pd, while the other is one of the following metals: Ni, Со, Мn, Сr, V, Ti, Fe, Сu, Се. In addition, the project seeks to optimize the conditions of production of mixed and deposited SZ-catalysts that are active and selective in the process of alkylation of isobutane with butenes.
Comparative analysis of structural, acidic-basal and catalytic properties of mixed and deposited catalysts to identify the fundamental parameters that determine the progress of the alkylation reaction.
Investigation of primary and secondary reactions, as well as deactivation processes occurring in the course of alkylation with utilization of zirconia-sulphate catalysts.
The project team uses IR and UV spectroscopy methods to investigate products absorbed by catalyst surfaces in the course of alkylation, as well as the mechanism of secondary transformations of isobutane and butenes that determine the development of rapid deactivation.
Selection of technological schemes that make it possible to conduct periodical or continuous regeneration of catalysts. Investigation of kinetics, mass exchange, deactivation, modeling of reactors. Development of energy-saving technologies by using combined reaction-mass-exchange processes.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Murzin Dmitry Yuryevich

Link to the scientist's profile - missing

Academic degree and title:
PhD in Chemical Sciences, Professor

Job Title:

Head of the Department at the Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Åbo Akademi University (Finland),
Vice-president, European Federation of Catalysis Societies,
Member of the Academy SOCIETAS SCIENTIARIUM FENNICA (2008),
Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2008)

Field of scientific interests:

Fundamental and applied physical chemistry:
- Heterogeneous catalysis;
- Research in the field of development of new catalysts and kinetics of catalytic processes.

Scientific Recognition:

The leading scientist designed a complex approach to catalytic transformations of biomass including catalytic pyrolysis, extraction of hemicellulose followed by hydrolysis and hydrolytic hydration, hydration, oxidation of sugars, water-based reforming of sugar alcohols, transformation of extraction agents into substances with pharmaceutical potential, decarboxylation of fatty acids and triglycerides.

Back to top