The Bridge Program

Project data:

Number: POMOST/2011-3/7
PI: dr hab. Joanna Łojewska
Amount awarded: 796 980 PLN
Program start: 2011
Program duration: 36 months

The Bridge Program was implemented as part of the Innovative Economy Operational Program 2007 – 2013 Priority I “Research and development of modern technologies",
Action 1.2 “Strengthening the human resources potential of science".
The program is co-financed by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP).

One of the specializations of the research team that I supervise is structured catalytic reactors used for removal of exhaust gases from various sources including volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). In this project the focus is on the catalytic exhaust gases from biogas turbines. The approach to the problem is interdisciplinary and popularizes the new emerging discipline of molecular catalyst engineering. The structured reactors are an outstanding invention which allow free scale up of the chemical processes. Their application in various processes is entirely dependent on the development of new, highly-active catalysts with an increased conversion adjusted to high transport properties. The way to follow is the optimization of the structure and the composition of the nanocomposite materials by working through various correlations amongst: mass transport, catalyst structure and composition and catalyst activity. In situ and operando spectroscopic methods, which are currently being developed in our lab, seem to be the only way to understand the molecular level processes which take part on a single grain of catalyst and to establish fundamental structure-performance relationships and this is where the main emphasis of this project is placed.


  1. prof. Stan Kolaczkowski, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Research Group, Bath University
  2. prof. Israel E. Wachs, Operando Molecular Spectroscopy & Catalysis Research Lab, Lehigh University
  3. prof. Andrzej Stankiewicz, TNO, Delft, Holandia
  4. dr hab. Andrzej Kołodziej, Instytut Inżynierii Chemicznej PAN
  5. prof. dr hab. Jacek Tyczkowski, Politechnika Łódzka, Wydział Inzynierii Procesowej i Ochrony Środowiska

Publication of project results in magazines:

  1. A. Kołodziej, J. Łojewska, T. Łojewski, M. Iwaniszyn
    Short-channel structures of triangular cross-section, Int. J. Heat and Mass. Trans. 54 (2011) 3291-3295 (IF 2008 1.500)
  2. A. Kołodziej, J. Łojewska, J. Ochońska, T. Łojewski
    Short-channel structured reactor: experiments versus previous theoretical design, Chem. Eng. Proc. 50 (2011) 869-876 (IF 2009 1.742)
  3. A. Kołodziej, J. Łojewska, M. Jaroszyński, A. Gancarczyk, P. Jodłowski Heat transfer and flow resistance for stacked wire gauzes: experiments and modeling, J. Mass Heat Tranf (IF 2009 1.89)



  • dr Wiesław Roth
  • dr hab. Barbara Gil
  • dr hab. Wacław Makowski

PhD students:

  • mgr inż. Przemysław Jodłowski
  • mgr Arkadiusz Knapik

PhD students of the project:

  • mgr inż. Joanna Kryca
  • mgr Anna Rogulska
  • mgr inż. Marzena Iwaniszyn

Wiadomości dotyczące projektu:


On 1-6 September, Msc. Anna Rogulska, participated in the international conference on catalysis – EUROPACAT.

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Chemical reactor engineering

In January 2012 as part of cooperation with prof. Andrzej Kołodziej IICh PAN Gliwice, people dealing with issues of chemical reactors (Joanna Ochońska and Przemysław Jodłowski) …

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Microsymposium of Molecular Engineering of Catalysts

Microsymposium of Molecular Engineering of Catalysts, Łódź, June 2-3, 2011. Messages were given by Przemysław Jodłowski, Arkadiusz Knapik and Marzena Iwaniszyn. Joanna Łojewska and Andrzej Kołodziej outlined in their …

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Articles from the press related to the outcome of the POMOST 2010 program

Rzeczpospolita Article to download: Mom, there is money to learn Link to the original:

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