Tailored mesoporous silica supports for Ni catalysed hydrogen production from ethanol steam reforming

Christopher M.A. Parlett*, Ayse Aydin, Lee J. Durndell, Lucia Frattini, Mark A. Isaacs, Adam F. Lee, Xiaotong Liu, Luca Olivi, Rima Trofimovaite, Karen Wilson, Chunfei Wu

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume91
Early online date21 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2017

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© 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Funding: EPSRC (EP/N009924/1); Sincrotrone Trieste for the award of XAS beamtime (20155166); and Erasmus Internship Program.

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Keywords

  • ethanol steam reforming
  • hydrogen production
  • mesoporous materials
  • nanoparticles
  • nickel

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    Parlett, C. M. A., Aydin, A., Durndell, L. J., Frattini, L., Isaacs, M. A., Lee, A. F., Liu, X., Olivi, L., Trofimovaite, R., Wilson, K., & Wu, C. (2017). Tailored mesoporous silica supports for Ni catalysed hydrogen production from ethanol steam reforming. Catalysis Communications, 91, 76-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2016.12.021