The use of hydrogen as a renewable fuel has attracted great attention in recent years. The decomposition of formic acid under mild conditions was investigated using a 2%Pd6Zn4 catalyst in a batch reactor. The results showed that the conversion of formic acid increases with reaction temperature and with the formic acid concentration. A process-simulation model was developed to predict the decomposition of formic acid using 2%Pd6Zn4 in a batch reactor. The model demonstrated very good validation with the experimental work. Further comparisons between the 2%Pd6Zn4 catalyst and a commercial Pd/C catalyst were carried out. It was found that the 2%Pd6Zn4 demonstrated significantly higher conversions when compared with the commercial catalyst.

Experimental and process modelling investigation of the hydrogen generation from formic acid decomposition using a pd/zn catalyst / S. Hafeez, I. Barlocco, S.M. Al-Salem, A. Villa, X. Chen, J.J. Delgado, G. Manos, N. Dimitratos, A. Constantinou. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - 11:18(2021), pp. 8462.1-8462.12. [10.3390/app11188462]

Experimental and process modelling investigation of the hydrogen generation from formic acid decomposition using a pd/zn catalyst

I. Barlocco
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A. Villa;
2021

Abstract

The use of hydrogen as a renewable fuel has attracted great attention in recent years. The decomposition of formic acid under mild conditions was investigated using a 2%Pd6Zn4 catalyst in a batch reactor. The results showed that the conversion of formic acid increases with reaction temperature and with the formic acid concentration. A process-simulation model was developed to predict the decomposition of formic acid using 2%Pd6Zn4 in a batch reactor. The model demonstrated very good validation with the experimental work. Further comparisons between the 2%Pd6Zn4 catalyst and a commercial Pd/C catalyst were carried out. It was found that the 2%Pd6Zn4 demonstrated significantly higher conversions when compared with the commercial catalyst.
Formic acid decomposition; Green chemistry; H2 production; Process simulation modelling; Renewable en-ergy
Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale
Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica
Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica
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