Ethanol reactions over Ru-Pt/CeO 2 catalysts

Madhav Regmi*, Sanjaya D. Senanayake, Albert Bruix, Yong-Man Choi, Jose Rodriguez, Faisal Alamgir, Jordi Llorca, Joselito Labis, Hicham Idriss

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In an effort to develop an active and stable catalyst for the production of hydrogen from renewables a study of the Ru, Pt and Ru-Pt/CeO 2 catalysts for ethanol steam reforming and oxidation to hydrogen has been conducted. Ru is used for its potential for breaking the C-C bond while Pt is for its high activity in hydrogenation and WGSR when deposited on CeO 2. TPD of ethanol indicated that Ru/CeO 2 and Ru-Pt/CeO 2 have considerable similarities while that of Pt/CeO 2 was considerably different. These results are in line with steady state reaction for both reforming and oxidation of ethanol. HRTEM indicated that Ru and Ru-Pt particles are very small (less than 2 nm in size) and well incorporated into the CeO 2 support. The role of the two components of the catalysts separately and together will be presented in an effort to understand the reaction pathway and energetic.

Original languageEnglish
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

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