Welcome to the homepage of Sustainable Electrochemical Engineering and Digitalisation (SEED)! We are a research lab co-hosted by the research groups Catalytic Processes & Materials and Inorganic Membranes within the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Twente.
We design, control and scale up next-generation chemical and electrochemical technologies from innovative lab-scale devices to novel industrial processes by combining local operando characterisation and performance testing with integrated multi-scale multi-physics digital twins (from catalyst/electrode surfaces to industrial unit systems). Our priority areas are energy storage and conversion technologies with emphasis on high temperature hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers and redox flow batteries.
See Aayan talk about our work at the 2022 EU Hydrogen Week in Brussels and for 4TU Energy below!
- We employ a hierarchical model-chain approach to integrate the micro, meso and macro scales and predict the performance and lifetime of industrial unit systems directly from material, catalytic and morphological properties measured in the lab.
- We combine a myriad of modelling methods including detailed micro-kinetic surface reaction modelling, mesoscale structural evolution modelling, continuum transport modelling, system flowsheet modelling and machine learning to work towards increasingly higher fidelity digital twins for design and control.
- We set up and perform dedicated experiments, using a wide array of local operando characterisation and performance analysis techiques, to measure spatially-resolved data for model parametrization, validation and real-time feedback for digital twinning.