Decomposition of methanol catalyzed by Cu-ZnO@C

Ching I. Hong, H. Y. Kang, Fang Chih Chang, H. Paul Wang

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Abstract

H2 yielded from decomposition of methanol (DM) can be used in fuel cells. In the present work, DM to H2 was catalyzed by Cu-ZnO@C core-shell nanoreactors. Yields of H2 from DM catalyzed by the (Cu-ZnO)@C nanoreactors increase with an increase of the ZnO fractions. It is also found that a significant increase of collision frequency in the confined space in nanoreactors is also associated with the high H2 yield. By component fitted X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), it is clear that Cu plays the main role in the catalytic DM reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
Pages698-700
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 9
EventNanotechnology 2013: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 2013 May 122013 May 16

Publication series

NameTechnical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
Volume2

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2013: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period13-05-1213-05-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology

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