Increasing pressure of global industrialization continues to drive research in areas related to efficient fuel utilization, improved energy storage, and better waste management and reduction. A new fundamental understanding of how nature works is necessary to direct and control matter at the quantum, atomic, and molecular levels in order to meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy.
Hydrogen is a clean and abundant fuel for 21st century energy but its storage is one of the key issues for the hydrogen based fuel-cell vehicles. Various carbon-based adsorbents have been investigated for the safe and efficient storage of hydrogen.
One of the keys to advances in energy storage lies in both finding novel materials and in understanding how current and new materials function.
Sabanci University’s researchers under Prof. Yürüm supervision seek improvement of energy storage density by conducting studies in branches of high surface area and porous materials such as graphene and MCM41/ Zeolite.
The performance of storage technologies by using Intelligent Gravimetric Analyzer (IGA) which is specifically designed as a versatile gravimetric analysis system to accurately measure gas sorption isotherms from vacuum to high pressure.