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Multicomponent Au/Cu-ZnO-Al2O3 catalysts: Robust materials for clean hydrogen production

Santos, J, Ramirez Reina, Tomas, Ivanov, I, Penkova, A, Ivanova, S, Tabakova, T, Centeno, M, Idakiev, V and Odriozola, J (2018) Multicomponent Au/Cu-ZnO-Al2O3 catalysts: Robust materials for clean hydrogen production Applied Catalysis A: General, 558. pp. 91-98.

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Clean hydrogen production via WGS is a key step in the development of hydrogen fuel processors. Herein, we have designed a new family of highly effective catalysts for low-temperature WGS reaction based on gold modified copper-zinc mixed oxides. Their performance was controlled by catalysts’ composition and the Au-Cu synergy. The utilization of hydrotalcite precursors leads to an optimal microstructure that ensures excellent Au and Cu dispersion and favors their strong interaction. From the application perspective these materials succeed to overcome the major drawback of the commercial WGS catalysts: resistance towards start/stop operations, a mandatory requisite for H2-powered mobile devices.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
Santos, J
Ramirez Reina,
Ivanov, I
Penkova, A
Ivanova, S
Tabakova, T
Centeno, M
Idakiev, V
Odriozola, J
Date : 4 April 2018
Funders : EPSRC
DOI : 10.1016/j.apcata.2018.04.002
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : H2 energy, Gold catalysts, Copper-Zinc catalysts, hydrotalcite, WGS.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 05 Apr 2018 10:58
Last Modified : 04 Apr 2019 02:08

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