Catalytic decomposition of methanol effected by (cu-zno)@c nanoreactors

C. I. Hong, H. Y. Kang, C. Y. Peng, J. Wang, H. Paul Wang

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Abstract

Methanol can be decomposed to yield h2 that may be the alternative fuels for automobiles and fuel cells. the feasibility study for catalytic decomposition of methanol (dm) to co and h2 with (CU-ZnO)@c core- And yolk-shell nanoreactors was, therefore, carried out. the relatively low activation energy (ea), low reaction temperature, and high yields of h2 with the core-shell or yolk-shell nanoreactors were found, which may be associated with the fact of high collision frequency between CU-ZnO active species and methanol within the confined nanoreactors. the data obtained from the component fitted x-ray absorption near edge structure spectra suggest that metallic copper (CU) in the nanoreactors can promote the formation of h2 from the catalytic dm reaction. in addition, the reactivity of dm catalyzed by the nanoreactors increases with an increase of the zno fractions in the CU-ZnO encapsulated in carbon-shell.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNSTI
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability - TechConnect Briefs 2015
EditorsBart Romanowicz, Matthew Laudon
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Pages136-138
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781498747288
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event10th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 18th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo, and the 2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference - Washington, United States
Duration: 2015 Jun 142015 Jun 17

Publication series

NameNSTI: Advanced Materials - TechConnect Briefs 2015
Volume2

Other

Other10th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 18th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo, and the 2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period15-06-1415-06-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Biotechnology
  • Fuel Technology

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