Mesoporous silica supported Ni nanoparticles have been investigated for hydrogen production from ethanol steam reforming. Ethanol reforming is structure-sensitive over Ni, and also dependent on support mesostructure; three-dimensional KIT-6 possessing interconnected mesopores offers superior metal dispersion, steam reforming activity, and on-stream stability against deactivation compared with a two-dimensional SBA-15 support.
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Funding: EPSRC (EP/N009924/1); Sincrotrone Trieste for the award of XAS beamtime (20155166); and Erasmus Internship Program.
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- ethanol steam reforming
- hydrogen production
- mesoporous materials
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