Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Nanoporous materials for modern, environmentally-friendly cooling and air conditioning

lecture: 25.4.2018, Hannover Messe, Hall 2, CAU booth C07
time: 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm
language: English
with week exhibit

The synthesis , up-scaling and application of a new porous material named CAU-10 will be presented, which can be used for air-conditioning, e.g. in adsorption heat pumps. The discovery and up-scaling were carried out at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg it was shown that CAU-10 is ideal for energy-efficient use in cooling processes. Energy sources can include low energy waste heat (e.g. district heating, geothermal, etc.), which otherwise would remain unused, or solar energy. For certain cooling applications, it was demonstrated that CAU-10 is the world's best material available. 

Topics of the presentation include the environmentally-friendly production, the up-scaling of synthesis, and the application of these and similar materials for cooling, in adsorption heat pumps, for air dehumidification or for water extraction. The presentation also addresses the aspect of cost estimation, as well as the underlying functional principles, and provides a comparison with other methods.
Nanoporous materialCredit: Julia Siekmann


For further information see:
press release "New material makes cooling devices more energy-efficient"


Speaker Prof. Norbert Stock

Max-Eyth-Straße 2, R. 126
Phone: +49 431 880-1675

  • 08/1991 Master of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
  • 05/1994 Diploma in Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, Thesis: "Synthesis, UV-Vis-Spectroscopic Characterization and Investigation of the Electronic Structure of Colored Nitrido Sodalites"
  • 09/1998 Doctoral degree at the University of Bayreuth, Thesis: "Phosphorus(V) Oxide Nitrides: from Molecular and Molecular-Ionic Precursors to Condensed Solid State Compounds"
  • 01/1999-12/1999 Postdoc, Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, Topic: „Synthesis and Characterization of Microporous Manganese Phosphates and Arsenates"
  • 04/2000-09/2004 Habilitation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, "Development of High-Throughput Methodologies and their Application in the Investigation of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Compounds"
  • since 10/2004   Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at Kiel University