Special Issue "Catalysts for Hydrogen Purification for Fuel Cell Applications"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Arturo Martínez-Arias

Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: energy; hydrogen production; fuel cells; environmental catalysis
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Eun Duck Park

Division Energy System Research, Ajou University, Suwon 443749, South Korea
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Interests: CO oxidation, Preferential CO oxidation, Selective CO methanation, C1 chemistry, Methane activation, Biomass conversion
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Scirè

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Interests: synthesis and catalytic activity measurements of supported catalysts; physico-chemical characterization of supported metal catalysts; catalysts for environmental protection; catalysts in the petrochemical industry and refinery; catalysts for energy production; gold based mono and bimetallic catalysts; gold-based catalysts for sensors and pollution control devices; low temperature combustion of VOCs; photocatalytic oxidation and water splitting; hydrogen on demand production; hydrogen purification for fuel cell applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As interest in fuel cells grows, economical hydrogen supply is becoming an important issue. Ultimately, it would be desirable to produce electricity or generate hydrogen through electrolysis of water using renewable energy. However, it is realistic to produce hydrogen by chemically converting fossil fuel in the present or near future. In this process, some carbon monoxide is inevitably contained in the hydrogen, and it is expected that selective removal of carbon monoxide will contribute to the commercialization of the hydrogen fuel cells. In this special issue, we want to construct an overview of the results of various studies on various catalyst systems for removing carbon monoxide remaining in hydrogen. Therefore, we will focus on theoretical approaches to catalytic oxidation, selective catalytic hydrogenation, or carbon monoxide removal through membrane-associated catalysis, as well as research papers on various approaches including practical catalyst studies.

Prof. Dr. Arturo Martínez-Arias
Prof. Dr. Eun Duck Park
Prof. Dr. Scirè Salvatore
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Preferential CO oxidation
  • Selective CO methanation
  • Membrane reactor

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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