Heterogeneous Catalysis for Hydrogen Production

Morgan S Scott, Hicham Idriss

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Hydrogen is poised as one of the main energy carriers in the future, in particular if ways of making it from renewable sources are made available using reliable technologies. This chapter deals with heterogeneous catalytic systems for making hydrogen from ethanol, a biorenewable source. The two main methods for making hydrogen are discussed: oxidation and reforming. The catalytic role is also discussed in terms of its components with emphasis on noble metals deposited over nanoparticles of cerium oxide, one of the most active catalysts for this reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Catalysis
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Heterogeneous Catalysis
Editors Robert H. Crabtree, Paul T. Anastas
Place of PublicationWeinheim, Germany
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)3527324976 , 978-3527324972
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2009

Publication series

NameHandbook of Green Chemistry


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