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Selective hydrogenation of CO2 into CO on a highly dispersed nickel catalyst obtained by magnetron sputtering deposition: A step towards liquid fuels

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Goncalves, Renato V. ; Vono, Lucas L. R. ; Wojcieszak, Robert ; Dias, Carlos S. B. ; Wender, Heberton ; Teixeira-Neto, Erico ; Rossi, Liane M.
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL; v. 209, p. 240-246, JUL 15 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 27

The transformation of CO2 into CO through the reverse water gas shift (RWGS) reaction is very sensitive to the metal particle size and metal-support interactions. Indeed, large metallic particles or aggregates tend to produce more methane than CO. In this context, magnetron sputtering deposition was explored here for the preparation of highly dispersed nickel catalyst supported on silica. The Ni catalyst prepared for 30 min of sputtering time contains 2.4 wt% of Ni, small metal particles size (2.3 nm) and controlled composition (77% Ni, 23% Ni oxides). In-situ XANES under RWGS reaction conditions indicates reduction of nickel in the temperature range from 250 to 500 C. The conversion of CO2 into CO through the RWGS reaction was close to the thermodynamic equilibrium values for 1:1 and 1:4 (CO2:H-2) gas composition at temperature as high as 800 degrees C. CO was produced continuously for 40 h at 660 degrees C without significant drop of activity. The overall catalytic performance was superior to that of a classical catalyst prepared by incipient wetness impregnation, as evidenced by the higher activity at T> 600 C and stability for a long time on stream. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/15159-8 - Metal nanoparticles: challenges on the preparation, stabilization and activation for catalysis
Grantee:Liane Marcia Rossi
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/21323-2 - Development of advanced nickel and copper nanocatalysts highly efficient in syngas production by the reverse water gas shift reaction (RWGS)
Grantee:Renato Vitalino Gonçalves
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral