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


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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2016.12.021
Dataset DOI: https://doi.org/10.17036/researchdata.aston.ac.uk.00000186
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © 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. Supplementary data available on the journal website.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethanol steam reforming,hydrogen production,mesoporous materials,nanoparticles,nickel,Catalysis,Chemistry(all),Process Chemistry and Technology
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-03-05
Published Online Date: 2016-12-21
Accepted Date: 2016-12-19
Submitted Date: 2016-08-28
Authors: Parlett, Christopher M.A. ( 0000-0002-3651-7314)
Aydin, Ayse
Durndell, Lee J.
Frattini, Lucia
Isaacs, Mark A.
Lee, Adam F. ( 0000-0002-2153-1391)
Liu, Xiaotong
Olivi, Luca
Trofimovaite, Rima
Wilson, Karen ( 0000-0003-4873-708X)
Wu, Chunfei

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