Person

Ina Kohlhaas

Ina Kohlhaas
Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie

Address

Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38C 330

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 26595
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22177
 

Research

Hydrogen is a sustainable and energy-rich alternative for fossil fuels. During the traditional electrochemical water splitting reaction hydrogen is formed through reduction at the cathode (hydrogen evolution reaction HER) and oxygen through oxidation at the anode (oxygen evolution reaction OER). Oxygen however has a relatively low value while simultaneously being the limiting factor of the water splitting reaction. The application of alternative anode reactions to the OER allow the synthesis of important base and fine chemicals. At the same time the improved kinetics as well as the lower needed potential make for a more efficient hydrogen production.