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Development of Highly Nano-Dispersed NiO/GDC Catalysts from Ion Exchange Resin Templates

CEA, DEN, DMRC/SFMA/LPCA, F-30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze CEDEX, France
Université de Lyon, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IRCELYON, UMR 5256, 2 Avenue A. Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne, France
CEA, DEN/DMRC/CETAMA, F-30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze CEDEX, France
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Catalysts 2017, 7(12), 368;
Received: 7 November 2017 / Revised: 20 November 2017 / Accepted: 20 November 2017 / Published: 28 November 2017
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Novel NiO/GDC (Gadolinium-doped Ceria) cermet catalysts were developed by the Weak Acid Resin (WAR) method using an ion exchange resin template. In addition, the specific surface area of these tunable materials was enhanced by NiO partial dissolution in aqueous acid solution. The whole procedure highly improved the micro-structural properties of these materials compared to previous studies. Catalysts with high metal loadings (≥10%), small Ni nanoparticles (<10 nm), and high specific surface areas (>70 m2/g) were achieved. These properties are promising for catalytic applications such as methane steam reforming for H2 production. View Full-Text
Keywords: nano-dispersed materials; NiO/GDC catalysts; hydrogen production catalysts nano-dispersed materials; NiO/GDC catalysts; hydrogen production catalysts

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Caravaca, A.; Picart, S.; Aouine, M.; Arab-Chapelet, B.; Vernoux, P.; Delahaye, T. Development of Highly Nano-Dispersed NiO/GDC Catalysts from Ion Exchange Resin Templates. Catalysts 2017, 7, 368.

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