Cu/SBA-15 model catalysts for methanol steam reforming. A study on structure of oxidic precursors, structure of working catalysts, and on functionality of catalysts

Gregor Koch

ISBN 978-3-8325-4131-6
168 pages, year of publication: 2015
price: 35.50 €
In this book, the Cu/SBA-15 model catalyst for methanol steam reforming is described in detail. This study is an exemplarily road map for investigating model catalysts. The mesoporous structure of SBA-15 support, the structure of supported copper nanoparticles and their activity with regard to H2 production are presented. Based on that, structure activity correlations are deduced. Moreover, relationships between the structure of precursors and the structure of active catalysts are deduced. Therefore several analytical are presented:

N2 Physisorption, DR-UV/Vis, in situ XANES, TPR, in situ XRD, specific copper surface area (N2O), size and strain analysis of copper nanoparticles, H2 production by methanol steam reforming.

The reliable analysis procedure of each experimental method is described and can be principally employed on similarly constructed catalysts.

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  • Methanol steam reforming
  • copper nanoparticles
  • DR-UV/Vis
  • in situ XRD
  • in situ XAS

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