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  • 1.
    Ahmadi, Mozhgan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Brage, Claes O.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Sjöström, Krister
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Engvall, Klas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Knoef, H.
    Van De Beld, B.
    Development of an on-line tar measurement method based on photo ionization technique2011In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 176, no 1, p. 250-252Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents work in progress for development of an on-line method based on PID (Photo Ionization Detector) for quantitative measurement of tar from biomass gasification. To calibrate the method the PID signals are compared to quantitative data of individual tar compounds obtained by an established reference method. The measured response factors for the model tar compounds demonstrated very good linearity. The PID approach was tested on-line with real producer gases from an atmospheric fluidized bed gasifier operated at 800-900 °C. The results suggest that PID can be used for continuous on-line tar measurement of product gases from biomass gasification.

  • 2.
    Barrientos, Javier
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Montes, V.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Further insights into the effect of sulfur on the activity and selectivity of cobalt-based Fischer–Tropsch catalysts2016In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 275, p. 119-126Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     A sulfur poisoning study was performed by ex situ poisoning of a platinum-promoted cobalt/alumina catalyst with different sulfur amounts. The poisoned catalyst samples were tested at relevant Fischer–Tropsch reaction conditions and at the same CO conversion in order to evaluate the effect of sulfur on catalyst activity and product selectivity. It was found that the activity and the selectivity to long-chain hydrocarbons decrease with increasing sulfur content. Moreover, it was found that sulfur has no significant effect on the CO2 selectivity. It was also shown that sulfur significantly enhances olefin hydrogenation. Finally, a deactivation model relating the catalyst activity and the sulfur to cobalt active site ratio was proposed and used to describe the experimental results.

  • 3. Berg, M.
    et al.
    Johansson, E. M.
    Järås, Sven G.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Catalytic combustion of low heating value gas mixtures: comparison between laboratory and pilot scale tests2000In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 59, no 02-jan, p. 117-130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Catalytic combustion of low heating value fuels is a promising method for electricity production combining the use of a renewable fuel with ultra-low emissions. In the present work, catalytic combustion of a low heating value gas has been studied over monolithic catalysts in an atmospheric 30 kW pilot catalytic combustor connected to a wood pellet gasifier. The results have been compared to similar tests with a model gas mixture and a series of test in a laboratory scale reactor for monolithic samples. Various catalyst configurations have been tested, such as precious metal-based catalyst impregnated on modified alumina washcoats and hexaaluminate washcoats. Cordierite monoliths with various cells per square inch were used as supports, but hexaaluminate extruded monoliths were also used. The catalysts were combined in different segment series. The results show that it is possible to ignite the low heating value gas at compressor outlet temperatures without the use of pre-burners over precious metal catalysts. Generally, trends and phenomena obtained in laboratory reactor operating close to isothermal could be confirmed in the pilot operating at close to adiabatic conditions. Further results, such as deactivation by sulphur compounds, fuel-NOx conversion and emissions of carbon monoxide and total hydrocarbons, are addressed in the paper.

  • 4. Bernardini, A.
    et al.
    Gemo, N.
    Biasi, P.
    Canu, P.
    Mikkola, J. P.
    Salmi, T.
    Lanza, Roberto
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Direct synthesis of H2O2 over Pd supported on rare earths promoted zirconia2015In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 256, p. 294-301Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work Pd (0.3 or 0.6 wt.%) was supported on both ZrxM1-xO2 (M = La, Y, Ce) and on mechanical mixtures of CeO2 and ZrO2. The synthesized catalysts were characterized by XRD, TPR, AAS and CO chemisorption and tested for the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide in a high pressure semibatch apparatus. The reactants conversion was limited in order to avoid mass-transfer limitations. No selectivity enhancers of any kind were used and the all the materials were halide free. Small metal particles were obtained (1-2.6 nm). Supports with smaller pore diameters leaded to larger Pd particles, which in turn were found to preferentially support the formation of the peroxide. Moreover, supports with higher reducibility favored the production of H2O2, probably due to an easier reduction of the active metal, essential to achieve high selectivity. Notwithstanding the absence of enhancers, the specific activity and selectivity recorded were very high.

  • 5. Bora, Tanujjal
    et al.
    Sathe, Priyanka
    Laxman, Karthik
    Dobretsov, Sergey
    Dutta, Joydeep
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Materials- and Nano Physics, Functional Materials, FNM.
    Defect engineered visible light active ZnO nanorods for photocatalytic treatment of water2017In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 284, p. 11-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Photocatalytic degradation of organic wastes and microbes in water using solar light is a green technology that requires the design of visible light active photocatalysts. Here we report the fabrication of visible light active zinc oxide nanorods (ZnO NRs), wherein the visible light absorption is enhanced by modulating the surface defects on the NRs. Oxygen vacancies in the NRs as characterized by photoluminescence and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are controlled by annealing at different temperatures in the ambient. The role of surface defects on the visible light photocatalytic degradation of an organic dye, industrial waste, bacterial culture and inland brackish water is studied. Results presented here provide a simple strategy to make the wide bandgap ZnO NRs visible light active, enabling their use for the photocatalytic decontamination of water.

  • 6.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Sanchez-Dominguez, Margarita
    Microemulsion droplets to catalytically active nanoparticles: How the application of colloidal tools in catalysis aims to well designed and efficient catalysts2017In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 285, p. 89-103Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this review, we report the successful application of a colloidal tool, namely microemulsions (ME) in the design of catalysts for various applications. First, a brief introduction to MEs and the water-in-oil (w/o) ME reaction method is given. The first ME formulations used for catalyst synthesis are discussed. Catalytic activity of the materials obtained from those initial studies, both as particles deposited onto a support as well as directly as nanoparticles in ME suspension is described. Then various application examples which highlight several important properties of the catalysts obtained from w/o ME are given. For example, particle size control achieved with ME is very relevant to surface sensitive reactions, whose selectivity depends greatly on metal particle size. Another important aspect is related to the unique microenvironment of MEs which results in specific interactions within the formed materials; this is particularly important for certain catalysts such as mixed oxide particles, conferring them with special properties and enhanced performance. Comparison of activity and selectivity of impregnation-prepared versus ME-prepared materials is given for several catalytic reactions. Finally, the more recently developed oil-in-water (o/w) ME method is described, along with examples of materials obtained by this method as catalysts, including photocatalysis. The different aspects discussed in this review demonstrate the importance of the ME reaction method for the design of nanocatalysts with enhanced activity and selectivity.

  • 7.
    Elm Svensson, Erik
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Nassos, Stylianos
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Microemulsion synthesis of MgO-supported LaMnO3 for catalytic combustion of methane2006In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 117, no 4, p. 484-490Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Catalysts with 20% LaMnO3 supported on MgO have been prepared via CTAB-1-butanol-iso-octane-nitrate salt microemulsion. The preparation method was successfully varied in order to obtain different degrees of interaction between LaMnO3 and MgO as shown by TPR and activity tests after calcination at 900 degrees C. Activity was tested on structured catalysts with 1.5% CH4 in air as test gas giving a GHSV of 100,000 h(-1). The activity was greatly enhanced by supporting LaMnO3 on MgO compared with the bulk LaMnO3. After calcination at 1100 degrees C both the surface area and TPR profiles were similar, indicating that the preparation method is of little importance at this high temperature due to interaction between the phases. Pure LaMmO(3) and MgO were prepared using the same microemulsion method for comparison purposes. Pure MgO showed an impressive thermal stability with a BET surface area exceeding 30 m(2)/g after calcination at 1300 degrees C. The method used to prepare pure LaMnO3 appeared not to be suitable since the surface area dropped to 1.1 m(2)/g already after calcination in 900 degrees C.

  • 8.
    Eriksson, Sara
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Nilsson, Martita
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Partial oxidation of methane over rhodium catalysts for power generation applications2005In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 100, p. 447-451Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The partial oxidation of methane (POM) to syngas, i.e. H-2 and CO, over supported Rh catalysts was investigated at atmospheric pressure. The influence of support material, Rh loading and the presence of water vapor on the methane conversion efficiency and the product gas composition was studied. The catalysts containing ceria in the support material showed the highest activity and formation of H2 and CO. By increasing the Rh loading, a decrease of the ignition temperature was obtained. The addition of water vapor to the reactant gas mixture was found to increase the ignition temperature and the formation of hydrogen, which is favorable for combustion applications where the catalytic POM stage is followed by H-2-stabilized homogeneous combustion.

  • 9.
    Eriksson, Sara
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Wolf, M.
    Schneider, A.
    Mantzaras, J.
    Raimondi, F.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Fuel-rich catalytic combustion of methane in zero emissions power generation processes2006In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 117, no 4, p. 447-453Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A novel catalytic combustion concept for zero emissions power generation has been investigated. Catalysts consisting of Rh supported on ZrO2, Ce-ZrO2 or alpha-Al2O3 were prepared and tested under fuel-rich conditions, i.e. for catalytic partial oxidation (CPO) of methane. The experiments were performed in a subscale gas-turbine reactor operating at 5 bar with exhaust gas-diluted feed mixtures.The catalyst support material was found to influence the light-off temperature significantly, which increased in the following order Rh/Ce-ZrO2 < Rh/ZrO2 < Rh/alpha-Al2O3. The Rh loading, however, only had a minor influence. The high activity of Rh/Ce-ZrO2 is probably related to the high dispersion of Rh on Ce-ZrO2 and the high oxygen mobility of this support compared to pure ZrO2. The formation of hydrogen was also found to increase over the catalyst containing ceria in the support material.

  • 10. Ersson, A.
    et al.
    Kusar, H.
    Carroni, R.
    Griffin, T.
    Järås, Sven G.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Catalytic combustion of methane over bimetallic catalysts a comparison between a novel annular reactor and a high-pressure reactor2003In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 83, no 04-jan, p. 265-277Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effects of adding a co-metal, Pt or Rh, to Pd/-gamma-Al2O3 catalysts were studied with respect to the catalytic activity for methane combustion and compared to a Pd/gamma-Al2O3 catalyst, using both a pressurized pilot-scale and a lab-scale annular reactor. Temperature programmed oxidation (TPO) experiments were also carried out to investigate the oxygen release/uptake of the catalyst materials. Palladium showed an unstable behavior both in the pilot and lab-scale experiments at temperatures well below the PdO to Pd transformation. An addition of Pt to Pd stabilized, and in some cases increased, the catalytic activity for methane combustion. The TPO experiments showed that the oxygen release peak was shifted to lower temperatures even for low additions of Pt, i.e. Pd:Pt = 2:1. For additions of rhodium only small beneficial effects were seen. The steady-state behavior of the lab-scale annular reactor correspond well to the pressurized pilot-scale tests.

  • 11.
    Ersson, Anders
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Persson, Katarina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Adu, Isaac Kweku
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Järås, Sven G.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    A comparison between hexaaluminates and perovskites for catalytic combustion applications2006In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 112, no 04-jan, p. 157-160Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Hexaaluminates and perovskites are two promising candidates for use in catalytic combustion applications. In the present study two hexaaluminates, LaMnAl11O19 and LaCoAl11O19, were compared with two perovskites, LaMnO3 and LaCoO3, with respect to their thermal stability and catalytic activity for combustion of methane and gasified biomass. The results showed that the hexaaluminates retained a much higher surface area even after calcination at 1200 degrees C compared to the perovskites. LaMnAl11O19 showed the highest catalytic activity of all catalysts. LaCoAl11O19 generally showed low activity. Of the two perovskites, LaCoO3 was the most active, and the initial test run the activity for biomass combustion were close to that one of LaMnAl11O19 even though its surface area was only one tenth of the hexaaluminate's. However, it was severely deactivated in the second test run. Similar deactivation but less severe was also found for the other catalyst.

  • 12.
    Gonzalez, Angelica V.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Pettersson, Lars J.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Full-scale autothermal reforming for transport applications: The effect of diesel fuel quality2013In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 210, p. 19-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study evaluates the feasibility of H-2 production through a fuel flexible reformer, at realistic operating conditions for electricity supply by FC-APUs in the transport sector. The fuel flexibility is evaluated by comparison of autothermal reforming performance with biodiesel (RME), Fischer-Tropsch, low-sulfur diesel (MK1) and European standard diesel (DIN 590). ATR experiments with two monolithic catalysts, Rh1.0Pt1.0Ce10La10/Al2O3 (CAT 1) and Rh1.0Pt1.0Mg4.0Y5.0/CeO2-ZrO2 (CAT 2), sequentially placed in the axial direction of the reformer length were used for full-scale tests. The O-2/C ratio was varied from 0.3 to 0.5 and the H2O/C ratio varied from 2 to 3.5, reaching temperatures in the interval of 700-800 degrees C. The hydrogen production and fuel conversion showed an upward trend from RME < DIN 590 < MK1 < FT with maximum 42 vol.% H-2 and 99% fuel conversion for FT diesel.

  • 13. Hammarstrom, L.
    et al.
    Sun, Licheng C.
    Akermark, B.
    Styring, S.
    Mimicking photosystem II reactions in artificial photosynthesis: Ru(II)-polypyridine photosensitisers linked to tyrosine and manganese electron donors2000In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 58, no 03-feb, p. 57-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper describes a project aiming at constructing functional mimics of the oxygen evolving complex in photosystem II, coupled to photoinduced charge separation. Biomimetic electron donors, manganese complexes and tyrosine, have been linked to a Ru(II)-polypyridine photosensitiser. Oxidation of the donors by intramolecular electron transfer from the photooxidised Ru(III) complex was demonstrated using optical flash photolysis and EPR experiments. A step-wise electron transfer Mn(III,III)-->tyrosine-->Ru(III) was demonstrated, in analogy to the reaction on the donor side of photosystem II. Electron transfer from the tyrosine to Ru(III) was coupled to tyrosine deprotonation. This resulted in a large reorganisation energy and thus a slow reaction rate, unless the tyrosine was hydrogen bonded or already deprotonated. A comparison with analogous reaction in photosystem II is made. Finally, light-induced oxidation of a manganese dimer linked to a Ru(II)-photosensitiser was observed. Preliminary results suggest the possibility of photooxidising manganese dimers in several steps, which is an important step towards water oxidation,

  • 14. Jang, B. W. L.
    et al.
    Reynolds, J. G.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Spivey, J. J.
    Catalysis and plasma technology - Preface2002In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 72, no 3-4, p. 171-171Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Karatzas, Xanthias
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Creaser, Derek
    Volvo Technology.
    Grant, Ann
    Volvo Technology.
    Dawody, Jazaer
    Volvo Technology.
    Pettersson, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Hydrogen generation from n-tetradecane, low-sulfur and Fischer-Tropsch diesel over Rh supported on alumina doped with ceria/lanthana2011In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 164, no 1, p. 190-197Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study demonstrates the use of rhodium-based monolithic catalyst for onboard reforming of diesel fuels. Experimental results from hydrogen generation of n-tetradecane, low-sulfur and Fischer-Tropsch diesel, via autothermal reforming (ATR), were acquired with a catalyst consisting of 3 wt% Rh supported on alumina doped with Ce/La. The catalyst was prepared by impregnation using the incipient wetness technique, and deposited onto a 400 cpsi cordierite monolith. Furthermore, the catalyst was tested over ranges of oxygen-to-carbon and water-to-carbon feed ratios, both in a bench-scale and a full-scale reactor. Fresh powder samples of the catalyst were characterized by XRD, N(2)-BET, H(2) chemisorption, H(2)-TPR and XPS analyses. The activity results showed that high fuel conversions and hydrogen production could be achieved with 3 wt% Rh for all fuels. Furthermore, the highest formation of CO and C(2)H(4) was found in the product gas stream from the low-sulfur diesel. In addition, partial oxidation and steam reforming reactions were identified by closely studying the distribution of the analyzed product gas composition and the temperature measurements. The characterization results showed the presence of finely dispersed Rh particles in the support. Furthermore, bulk and surface rhodium oxides were detected, which have been suggested to be one of the major active phases for ATR of diesel. Bulk and surface cerium oxides (CeO(2)) and surface La in the dispersed phase were also found to be present in the catalyst composition. These promoters are believed to improve the catalyst activity and durability.

  • 16.
    Karatzas, Xanthias
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Jansson, Kjell
    Stockholm University.
    Dawody, Jazaer
    Volvo Technology.
    Lanza, Roberto
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Pettersson, Lars J.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Microemulsion and incipient wetness prepared Rh-based catalyst for diesel reforming2011In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 175, no 1, p. 515-523Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The role of the catalyst preparation technique was investigated for diesel reforming. Reverse microemulsion (ME) and incipient wetness (IW) techniques were used for the preparation of Rh-based monolithic catalysts that were employed for hydrogen generation of low-sulfur diesel via autothermal reforming (ATR). The washcoat of the tested catalysts consisted of 0.5 wt% Rh, 1 wt% Rh, and 1: 1 wt% Rh: Pt supported on gamma-alumina. All washcoats were deposited on 400 cpsi cordierite monoliths. The reaction condition was T(feed) = 650 degrees C, H(2)O/C similar to 2.5, O(2)/C similar to 0.49, TOS = 3 h, GHSV similar to 13 000 h(-1) and P = 1 atm. Fresh and aged powder samples of the catalyst were characterized by N(2)-BET, H(2) chemisorption, XRD, H(2)-TPR, O(2)-TPO and TEM. The activity results established that Rh and RhPt formulations, prepared by ME and IW, are highly active for ATR of diesel where fuel conversions above 92% were obtained. FTIR and NDIR analysis also showed that the highest formation of ethylene was found in the product gas stream from the bimetallic samples indicating that RhPt/Al(2)O(3) is less resistant towards carbon deposition. The latter observation was confirmed by O(2)-TPO analysis of the aged samples where high loads of coke were found both on the active metals and on the support. Interestingly, these effects were less significant on the ME samples. The characterization results clearly showed differences in morphology between the ME and the IW samples. N(2)-BET analysis showed that higher surface area, similar to 268-285 m(2)/g, was obtained with the ME samples. Also, H(2) chemisorption analysis showed that the rhodium dispersion was similar to 10% higher for the ME samples (H/Rh similar to 60-66%). XRD analysis showed that crystalline phases of gamma-alumina were present on all samples. The diffractograms also showed small traces of metallic Pt (similar to 16-30 nm) in the bimetallic samples. H(2)-TPR analysis, showed peaks ascribed to bulk rhodium oxides and rhodium aluminates. It was also noted that the addition of Pt on the support lowered the reducibility of the different rhodium species. TEM analysis performed on the fresh and aged ME and IW bimetallic samples showed mainly Rh(x)Pt(1-x) alloys with an average particle size of similar to 20-50 nm were present on the alumina support. Also, for the aged samples, no sintering effects were noted. Furthermore, rhodium was found to switch oxidation state from e. g. Rh(3+) to Rh(0) while Pt remained in the metallic state.

  • 17. Laguna, O. H.
    et al.
    Centeno, M. A.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Odriozola, J. A.
    Au-supported on Fe-doped ceria solids prepared in water-in-oil microemulsions: Catalysts for CO oxidation2016In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 278, p. 140-149Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Gold catalysts were synthesized by deposition-precipitation employing Fe-doped ceria systems, previously obtained by means of the water-in-oil microemulsions methodology with different iron contents (10, 25 and 50 Fe at.%). The final catalysts were tested in the CO oxidation reaction in presence of H-2. After gold deposition the crystalline structure of the supports was not altered. Moreover no XRD lines associated to gold were detected, indicating its high dispersion. Solid solution was generated in all samples, although the segregation of iron oxide was detected for the material with the highest iron loading. This phenomenon was then enhanced for the corresponding gold catalyst that also presented sintering of the gold nanoparticles. Strong interaction between gold and the oxygen vacancies of the supports was demonstrated, as well as the promotion of the reducibility of surface Ce4+ and Fe3+ species at low temperatures. A remarkable promotion of the CO conversion at lower temperatures respect to that of the supports was observed for the gold catalysts. Below 120 degrees C, lower the amount of iron incorporated, higher the catalytic performance of the catalyst. This behaviour is closely related not only to a high gold dispersion but also to the ability for creating additional oxygen vacancies in the support, required for the CO oxidation reaction.

  • 18.
    Lanza, Roberto
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Eriksson, E.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Pettersson, Lars J.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    NOx selective catalytic reduction over supported metallic catalysts2009In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 147, p. S279-S284Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work we present the results obtained with 3 catalysts (Pt, Rh and Ag on alumina) tested in ranges of temperatures and gas hourly space velocities typical of diesel engines in real trucks. NO concentration was 500 ppm, C3H6 ranged between 500 and 2000 ppm, while oxygen was always 5%. All the catalysts were active and showed high conversions. Both Pt and Rh were active at low temperature (T-50 = 200-250 degrees C) but had quite high selectivity towards NO2. Silver was active at higher temperature, but showed very high selectivity towards N-2. A strong boosting effect on NO conversion was recorded if H-2 was added to the gas mixture.

  • 19.
    Lualdi, Matteo
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Lögdberg, Sara
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    On the effect of water on the Fischer-Tropsch rate over a Co-based catalyst: The influence of the H2/CO ratio2013In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 214, p. 25-29Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of water partial pressure on the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) rate of a cobalt catalyst supported on narrow-pore γ-Al2O3 was investigated at industrially relevant process conditions (483 K, 30 bar, pellet size: 53-90 μm). Inlet water partial pressure was varied up to 9 bar by external water vapour addition at different H2/CO molar ratios ranging from 1 to 3. The effect of water was found to be positive on FT-rate independently of the H2/CO ratio, but more significantly at H 2-poor condition. Temperature-programmed hydrogenation (TPH) was used to verify the presence of unreactive carbon species on the catalyst after 22 h on stream at the different conditions with and without exposure to about 9 bar water. A higher temperature feature that could be associated to amorphous polymeric carbon was detected at H2-poor conditions but remained unchanged upon 2 h of water exposure which did not result in a change in the amount of amorphous polymeric carbon detectable by TPH.

  • 20. Montes, V.
    et al.
    Boutonnet, M.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Lualdi, Matteo
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Marinas, A.
    Marinas, J. M.
    Urbano, F. J.
    Mora, M.
    Preparation and characterization of Pt-modified Co-based catalysts through the microemulsion technique: Preliminary results on the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis2014In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 223, p. 66-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of the addition of small amounts of platinum (0.1-0.25% wt) to cobalt-based systems on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis was investigated. The solids were synthesized through microemulsion technique using TiO2 as the support. The best catalytic performance was achieved using Synperonic 13/6.5 as the surfactant. In all cases, the presence of platinum led to an increase in CO conversion which could be ascribed to the promotion of cobalt reducibility as evidenced by XPS. Moreover, the simultaneous reduction of cobalt and platinum precursors during synthetic procedure (ME1) was preferable to the consecutive one (ME2) probably as a result of a better Co-Pt interaction in the former case, as evidenced by TPR. TPR, Raman and XPS data also suggested that not only the presence of Co-0 but also the appearance of Co-TiO2 interactions favor the catalytic performance and that in general those interactions are stronger for ME1 solids.

  • 21. Montes, V.
    et al.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Marinas, A.
    Marinas, J. M.
    Urbano, F. J.
    Selective transformation of glycerol into 1,2-propanediol on several Pt/ZnO solids: Further insight into the role and origin of catalyst acidity2015In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 257, p. 246-258Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Microemulsion technique allowed us to synthesize different ZnO solids with similar particle sizes and textural properties. Platinum was subsequently incorporated by deposition-precipitation and impregnation methods and solids tested for glycerol selective transformation into 1,2-PDO. Incorporation of platinum led to the creation of new (mainly Lewis) acid sites. A good correlation between conversion and acidity of Pt/ZnO solids was obtained. Interestingly, despite exhibiting some acidity, supports alone were inactive in the process which evidenced the role of the metal in dehydration of glycerol into acetol. Furthermore, as the reaction proceeded some chlorine coming from the precursor (H2PtCl6) was leached which led to the disappearance of the strongest acid sites, associated to side reactions (catalytic cracking) thus resulting in an increase in selectivity to 1,2-PDO. Eventual formation of Pt-Zn alloy upon reduction of the systems at ca. 400 degrees C was beneficial to 1,2-PDO selectivity.

  • 22. Montes, V.
    et al.
    Checa, M.
    Marinas, A.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Marinas, J. M.
    Urbano, F. J.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Pinel, C.
    Synthesis of different ZnO-supported metal systems through microemulsion technique and application to catalytic transformation of glycerol to acetol and 1,2-propanediol2014In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 223, p. 129-137Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Different systems consisting of diverse metals (Au, Pt, Pd, Rh) supported on ZnO (5% by weight) were synthesized through the microemulsion technique (ME) and tested for glycerol hydrogenolysis, the main products being hydroxyacetone (acetol) and 1,2-propanediol (1,2-PDO). The solids synthesized using sodium borohydride as the reducing agent (B series) had smaller particle sizes as compared to the use of hydrazine (H series) which, in turn, resulted in a better catalytic performance. This synthetic method allowed us to obtain similar metal particle sizes (2-4 nm) for Pt, Pd and Rh solids in B series, whereas average gold metal particle was higher (> 8 nm) which probably accounts for Au-containing systems being inactive under our experimental conditions. Reactivity order followed the sequence Rh > Pt > Pd. A comparison of the systems synthesized in the present paper through ME technique with those obtained in a previous work through the deposition-precipitation process revealed a higher activity and selectivity to acetol for the former solids which could be related to the presence of surfactant. Moreover, results suggested that metal sites could participate not only in hydrogenation of acetol to 1,2-propanediol but also in the previous dehydration step of glycerol to acetol.

  • 23.
    Montes, V.
    et al.
    Univ Cordoba, IUIQFN, Dept Quim Organ, Campus Rabanales,Edificio Marie Curie, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain..
    Minambres, J. F.
    Univ Cordoba, IUIQFN, Dept Quim Organ, Campus Rabanales,Edificio Marie Curie, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain..
    Khalilov, A. N.
    Baku State Univ, Dept Organ Chem, Z Khalilov 23, Baku 1148, Azerbaijan..
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemical Engineering.
    Marinas, J. M.
    Univ Cordoba, IUIQFN, Dept Quim Organ, Campus Rabanales,Edificio Marie Curie, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain..
    Urbano, F. J.
    Univ Cordoba, IUIQFN, Dept Quim Organ, Campus Rabanales,Edificio Marie Curie, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain..
    Maharramov, A. M.
    Baku State Univ, Dept Organ Chem, Z Khalilov 23, Baku 1148, Azerbaijan..
    Marinas, A.
    Univ Cordoba, IUIQFN, Dept Quim Organ, Campus Rabanales,Edificio Marie Curie, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain..
    Chemoselective hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol on ZrO2 systems synthesized through the microemulsion method2018In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 306, p. 89-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Different solids consisting in hydrous zirconia were synthesized by the water in oil microemulsion technique (ME series). For comparative purposes, diverse solids were also obtained by the conventional sol-gel method (Pseries). The solids were tested for liquid-phase selective hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol, using propan-2-ol as the hydrogen donor (Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley process). The best results corresponded to catalysts calcined at 200 degrees C which consisted in amorphous solids with surface areas of ca 200 m(2)/g. The presence of some surfactant remaining from the synthetic process in solids obtained through the microemulsion technique favored selectivity to furfuryl alcohol with values >= 98%. Results were explained by the steric hindrance of furfural by the surfactant molecules in micelles thus favoring the interaction of the substrate with hydroxyl groups in hydrous zirconia through the C=O group. Application of microwave irradiation accelerated the reaction (15-30 times) as compared to conventional heating.

  • 24.
    Nemanova, Vera
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Nordgreen, Thomas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Engvall, Klas
    Sjöström, Krister
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Biomass gasification in an atmospheric fluidised bed: Tar reduction with experimental iron-based granules from Höganäs AB, Sweden2011In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 176, no 1, p. 253-257Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study investigates the effect of several experimental iron-based granules on biomass tar decomposition. The iron-based materials were provided by Höganäs AB and were all in their metallic state when they were applied in a secondary catalytic reactor. Bark-free birch was employed as fuel in an atmospheric fluidised bed reactor, and the tar concentration and gas composition in the producer gas were measured before and after the catalytic bed. The results demonstrate a clear tar reduction capacity for all the tested iron-based materials.

  • 25.
    Persson, Katarina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Ersson, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Manrique Carrera, Arturo
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.
    Jayasuriya, Jeevan
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.
    Fakhrai, Reza
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.
    Fransson, Torsten
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Supported palladium-platinum catalyst for methane combustion at high pressure2005In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 100, p. 479-483Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Catalytic combustion of methane over a supported bimetallic Pd-Pt catalyst and a monometallic Pd catalyst has been investigated experimentally. Two different reactor configurations were used in the study, i.e. a tubular lab-scale reactor working at atmospheric pressure and a high-pressure reactor working at up to 15 bar. The results showed that the bimetallic catalyst has a clearly more stable activity during steady-state operation compare to the palladium only catalyst. The activity of the bimetallic catalyst was slightly higher than for the palladium catalyst. These results were established in both test facilities. Further, the impact of pressure on the combustion activity has been studied experimentally. The tests showed that the methane conversion decreases with increasing pressure. However, the impact of pressure is more prominent at lower pressures and levels out for pressures above 10 bar

  • 26. Pocoroba, E.
    et al.
    Johansson, E. M.
    Järås, Sven G.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Ageing of palladium, platinum and manganese-based combustion catalysts for biogas applications2000In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 59, no 02-jan, p. 179-189Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During recent years, catalytic combustion of low heating value gases has received increased attention. The purpose of the present work was to study the effect of ageing for 30 days at 1000 degrees C in air saturated with 12% steam on Pd- and Pt-impregnated as well as Mn-substituted lanthanum hexaaluminate materials. Both hexaaluminate powders and 400 cpsi cordierite monoliths, washcoated with hexaaluminate powder, were aged. Powders were characterised by BET and XRD, whereas the catalytic activity of the washcoated monoliths was evaluated in a bench-scale rig for conversion of synthetic gasified biomass. The surface areas decreased significantly during the first day of ageing, whereas further ageing had only a minor influence. The pure lanthanum-alumina sample was a mixture of the hexaaluminate LaAl11O18 phase and the less preferable perovskite LaAlO3 phase, which increased after ageing. The Mn-substituted lanthanum-alumina mainly showed pure hexaaluminate phase both before and after ageing. The catalytic activity tests showed that Pd-impregnated lanthanum hexaaluminate was the most active catalyst for combustion of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, retaining low light-off temperatures also after 30 days of ageing. However, the ignition temperature for 50% conversion (T-50) of methane was approximately 300 degrees C higher than for the fresh sample. Pt-impregnated samples were less active than the Pd ones. The Pt-loading decreased after ageing, whereas the Pd-loading remained fairly constant. However, the amount of Pd oxide decreased after ageing. Further, the Mn-substituted samples were less active than the precious metal ones. Here, the activity for the combustion of carbon monoxide was substantially affected by ageing. The formation of nitrogen oxides from ammonia was lower over the aged samples than over fresh ones; the Mn-substituted sample aged 30 days showed the lowest yield, only 30% of ammonia was converted to nitrogen oxides.

  • 27.
    Regali, Francesco
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Hydrocracking of n-hexadecane on noble metal/silica-alumina catalysts2013In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 214, no SI, p. 12-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bifunctional catalysts consisting of platinum or palladium on amorphous silica-alumina were prepared and tested in the hydrocracking of n-hexadecane (n-C16H34). Product selectivities toward mono-branched and multi-branched feed isomers and cracking products have been determined in a wide range of conversions, varying liquid hourly space velocity at constant operating parameters (pressure = 30 bar; temperature = 310 C; H 2/n-C16H34 feed molar ratio = 10). A simple kinetic study is presented, in which the reactions are approximated by a network of pseudo first order irreversible reaction steps. The reaction network model was fitted to the experimental data, and kinetic constants for the different reaction steps were obtained. It could be concluded that mono-branched feed isomers are primary products in the hydrocracking/hydroisomerization reaction network; multi-branched isomers are formed mainly from mono-branched as a secondary product. On the platinum catalyst cracking products were formed as primary products, and it proved to be slightly more active than the palladium based one, at the same metallic molar loading. It could be shown that the platinum catalyst yields cracking products both via a bifunctional metal/acid mechanism and by monofunctional (metal only) hydrogenolysis. This second mechanism accounted for the higher activity of the platinum catalyst.

  • 28.
    Regali, Francesco
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Liotta, Leonarda Francesca
    Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, ISMN-CNR, Palermo, Italy.
    Venezia, Anna Maria
    Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, ISMN-CNR, Palermo, Italy.
    Montes, Vicente
    Organic Chemistry Department, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Effect of metal loading on activity, selectivity and deactivation behavior of Pd/silica-alumina catalysts in the hydroconversion of n-hexadecane2014In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 223, p. 87-96Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bifunctional catalysts consisting of palladium on amorphous silica-alumina with different metal loadings (0 wt% to 1.2 wt%) were compared in the hydrocracking/hydroisomerization of n-hexadecane. The reaction conditions were: pressure = 30 bar; temperature = 310 degrees C; hydrogen-to-hexadecane feed molar ratio = 10. Metal loading was found to have a remarkable influence on the initial deactivation rate, which could be related to the formation of carbonaceous deposits. The dependence of activity on the metal-acid site ratio was the typical one for bifunctional hydrocracking where, after reaching a threshold value, the catalytic activity does not appreciably increase with increasing metal loading. On the Pd-containing catalysts, the methane space-time-yield showed a strong dependence on conversion, but no clear relationship with metal surface area, indicating that the formation of methane might not proceed by purely metal-catalyzed hydrogenolysis.

  • 29. Rymes, J.
    et al.
    Ehret, G.
    Hilaire, L.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Jiratova, K.
    Microemulsions in the preparation of highly active combustion catalysts2002In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 75, no 1-4, p. 297-303Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Catalytic activity in combustion of toluene in toluene-air mixtures and physical-chemical properties of platinum catalysts prepared from reverse microemulsions (water-in-oil) and by classical impregnation from water solutions of H2PtCl6 were studied. Microemulsion catalysts were more active than those prepared classically from water solutions. Size of Pt in classically impregnated catalysts was three times higher than that of catalysts prepared from microemulsions. In case of microemulsion preparation method, platinum is located near the pellet surface or its position in the pellet can be optimised. The effect of oil used in microemulsion system seems to be negligible for the activity of the catalysts with 0.1 wt.% Pt.

  • 30. Rytter, Erling
    et al.
    Salman, Ata ul Rauf
    Tsakoumis, Nikolaos E.
    Myrstad, Rune
    Yang, Jia
    Lögdberg, Sara
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Holmen, Anders
    Ronning, Magnus
    Hydrophobic catalyst support surfaces by silylation of gamma-alumina for Co/Re Fischer-Tropsch synthesis2018In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 299, p. 20-27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Eight different silanes with chloro or methoxy active ligands have been examined to modify the surface of a standard.-alumina support to investigate the effect of surface acidity and hydrophobicity in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) at common operating conditions (210 degrees C; 20 bar; H-2/CO = 2.1). Silanes were impregnated prior to cobalt (Pre) or after cobalt impregnation and calcination (Post). Samples were characterized by standard techniques (FTIR, XRD, TPD, TPR, TGA, BET). In the Post series, cobalt crystallite size is maintained, while it is reduced when cobalt impregnation is performed on a partly hydrophobic surface. Both series of catalysts have FTS performances that deviate significantly from a reference catalyst and, in combination with characterization data, the silanes have modified all the 15 examined catalysts. The Pre series offer options for improved selectivity to higher hydrocarbons in FTS. The effects of silylation on FT performance mechanisms are discussed in terms of gas diffusion limitations, strain in cobalt particles and partial blocking of CO activation sites.

  • 31. Sanchez-Dominguez, Margarita
    et al.
    Liotta, Leonarda F.
    Di Carlo, Gabriella
    Pantaleo, Giuseppe
    Venezia, Anna M.
    Solans, Conxita
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Synthesis of CeO2, ZrO2, Ce0.5Zr0.5O2, and TiO2 nanoparticles by a novel oil-in-water microemulsion reaction method and their use as catalyst support for CO oxidation2010In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 158, no 1-2, p. 35-43Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A novel and straightforward approach for the synthesis of mesoporous inorganic oxide nanoparticles, with a small particle size and high specific surface area is reported, by using oil-in-water microemulsions, in contrast to the typically used water-in-oil microemulsion method. The new strategy implies the use of organometallic precursors, dissolved in nanometer-scale oil droplets (stabilised by surfactant), and dispersed in a continuous aqueous phase. The potential of this approach is explored for producing nanocrystalline ceria, zirconia, ceria/zirconia mixed oxide and titania. Nanocrystalline cubic CeO2 and Ce0.5Zr0.5O2 were obtained under soft conditions, whilst ZrO2 and TiO2 presented wide X-ray diffraction peaks. The specific surface area (SSA) of the obtained materials was in the order of 200-370 m(2)/g and the particle size was very small (similar to 2-3 nm). The materials were calcined at 400 degrees C after which a high SSA was maintained (100-150 m(2)/g) and the crystallinity was improved, yielding tetragonal phases for both TiO2 (anatase) and ZrO2. The potential of the calcined materials as catalyst support was explored in the CO oxidation reaction by doping the oxides with Au (2 wt%). The obtained results demonstrate the feasibility of this approach for the preparation of various supports with high SSA for catalytic purposes.

  • 32.
    Suárez París, Rodrigo
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    L’Abbate, Mario Enrico
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Liotta, Leonarda Francesca
    Montes, Vicente
    Barrientos, Javier
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Regali, Francesco
    Aho, Atte
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Hydroconversion of paraffinic wax over platinum and palladium catalysts supported on silica–alumina2016In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 275, p. 141-148Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two bifunctional catalysts consisting of platinum or palladium supported on amorphous silica–alumina were prepared and tested in hydrocracking/hydroisomerization of paraffinic wax. The performance of both noble metals was studied at the following reaction conditions: P = 35 bar; T = 300–330 °C; H2/wax = 0.1 wt/wt; WHSV = 1–4 h−1. The platinum sample was more active in hydrocracking of C22+ compounds and more selective to middle distillates. On the other hand, the palladium-based catalyst resulted in a higher isomerization degree of the products and lower amounts of methane and ethane. The higher production of light compounds over platinum is attributed to a monofunctional hydrogenolysis mechanism, in addition to the classical bifunctional route. Characterization studies showed that both catalysts had comparable metal and acid site distributions. These observations would indicate that the different catalyst performance is due to the different nature of platinum and palladium as hydrogenation/dehydrogenation function.

  • 33.
    Suárez París, Rodrigo
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Montes, V.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Higher alcohol synthesis over nickel-modified alkali-doped molybdenum sulfide catalysts prepared by conventional coprecipitation and coprecipitation in microemulsions2015In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 258, p. 294-303Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ethanol and higher alcohols are one of the most interesting alternatives to replace fossil fuels in the transportation sector. Nickel-modified alkali-doped molybdenum sulfide is a potential catalyst for the conversion of syngas to mixed alcohols. In this work, K-Ni-MoS2 catalysts were synthetized by coprecipitation in aqueous solution or in microemulsions, followed by alkali doping. The influence of the preparation route in CO hydrogenation was investigated at 91 bar, 340/370 degrees C and GHSV= 2000-14,000 NmL/h g(catalyst). The catalysts were also characterized by TGA, ICP, XPS, nitrogen adsorption, XRD, SEM-EDX and TEM. The novel microemulsion catalyst outperformed the conventional one, resulting in higher yields of ethanol and higher alcohols. The higher activity and selectivity was attributed to a higher concentration of promoters on the microemulsion catalyst surface, together with a lower degree of crystallinity.

  • 34. Venezia, Anna Maria
    et al.
    La Parola, Valeria
    Liotta, Leonarda F.
    Pantaleo, Giuseppe
    Lualdi, Matteo
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Boutonnet, Magali
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Järås, Sven
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.
    Co/SiO2 catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; effect of Co loading and support modification by TiO22012In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 197, no 1, p. 18-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of cobalt loading and titania addition to the silica support on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis activity is investigated over two series of catalysts with Co loading of 6 wt% and 12 wt%. The pure silica support is prepared by sol-gel procedure in acid conditions. The modification by TiO2 is performed by grafting with titanium isopropoxide. The catalysts are prepared by wet-impregnation over amorphous SiO2 and over SiO2 modified by TiO2 (5 wt%). The samples, characterized by N-2-adsorption-desorption analyses, X-ray diffraction (XRD), temperature programmed reduction (TPR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), are tested in the low-temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using the conditions of 483 K, 20 bar and H-2/CO = 2.1. The improved conversion rate and the increased SC5+ of the titania containing catalysts are discussed in terms of the stronger interaction between cobalt and titania affecting the cobalt oxide reducibility.

  • 35.
    Wang, Lei
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Fan, Ke
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Chen, Hong
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Daniel, Quentin
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Philippe, Bertrand
    Rensmo, Håkan
    Sun, Licheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Towards efficient and robust anodes for water splitting: Immobilization of Ru catalysts on carbon electrode and hematite by in situ polymerization2017In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 290, p. 73-77Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ru-bda based molecular water oxidation catalysts 1 and 2 (H(2)bda = 2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylic acid) containing a thiophene group are attached to the surfaces of electrodes by the method of electropolymerization. The Ru-bda molecular catalyst functionalized graphite carbon electrode can catalyze water oxidation efficiently under a overpotential of ca 500 mV to obtain current density of 5 mA cm(-2); and the similarly functionalized photoelectrode based on alpha-Fe2O3 (hematite) film can work as an photoanode for light driven water splitting.

  • 36. Wolpher, H.
    et al.
    Ping, H.
    Borgstrom, M.
    Bergquist, J.
    Styring, S.
    Sun, Licheng C.
    Akermark, B.
    Synthesis of a Ru(bpy)(3)-type complex linked to a free terpyridine ligand and its use for preparation of polynuclear bimetallic complexes2004In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 98, no 4, p. 529-536Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A terpyridine ligand has been covalently linked to a Ru(bpy)(3) complex via an amide bond. By using this functionalized terpyridine ligand, a series of multinuclear bimetallic complexes have been synthesized and characterized. One of these complexes has the structure of di-mu-oxobridged Mn dimer. EPR spectra of this complex showed that, depending on the procedure for the preparation, the oxidation states of the Mn dimer is either a Mn-2(III,IV) dimer or a mixture of this and Mn-2(IV,IV) dimer. Water oxidation catalyzed by this complex has been performed.

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