H2 production through aqueous phase reforming of ethanol over molybdenum carbide catalysts supported on zirconium oxide.

Contreras, Camila Pavesi; Blanco, Elodie; Pazo, Cesar; Dongil, Ana Belen; Escalona, Nestor


Molybdenum carbide catalysts supported on monoclinic and tetragonal zirconium oxide were studied for hydrogen production through aqueous phase reforming of ethanol. Catalysts were characterized by N2 phys-isorption, XRD, TPR and XPS. Results showed that 10%Mo2C/m-ZrO2 was less carburized and had a lower surface area than 10%Mo2C/t-ZrO2 and 10%MoC/t-ZrO2. Mo oxide was identified on the surface as well as two types of Mo oxycarbide and Mo oxynitride. The alpha crystalline phase of the carbide was more active than beta phase and was ascribed to its higher relative superficial distribution. However, the alpha phase generated less H2 probably because there was less oxycarbide presence. 10%Mo2C/m-ZrO2 produced significantly more H2 and was stable for five consecutive reactions. This catalyst showed higher carburization degree after the reaction, which greatly enhanced the generation of H2, suggesting that carbides species improved H2 production compared to oxycarbides.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:001137460200001 Not found in local WOS DB
Volumen: 670
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2024


Notas: ISI