Special Issue "Nanocatalysts for Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cells"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Hyun-Seog Roh Website E-Mail
Department of Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, 1 Yonseidae-gil, Wonju, Gangwon 26493, South Korea
Interests: hydrogen production; C1 chemistry; desulfurization; microwave catalysis; DeNOx, including the decomposition of NO, and sorption; synthesis of nanoporous materials; liquid phase oxidation of aromatic compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rising concerns about the effects of global warming and climate change have led to a search for environmentally clean and energy efficient technologies. Hydrogen is one of the most popular new types of energy, which is considered as a clean energy carrier for the future. Hydrogen is primarily produced by the steam reforming of natural gas. Other methods have also been developed, such as the gasification of coal/biomass/waste, water splitting by electrolysis, and so on. The produced hydrogen can be utilized as an energy source by applying it to the fuel cells.

This Special Issue collects original research papers, reviews, and commentaries focused on the production and utilization of hydrogen as a new energy. Submissions are welcome in the following areas: the synthesis, characterization, and application of new catalysts for hydrogen production and utilization; studies on the activity and stability of the developed catalysts evaluated by the conversion rate or turnover frequency; the identification of intermediates in the catalytic cycle; or the mechanisms of the catalytic reaction.

Prof. Hyun-Seog Roh
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • catalysts
  • hydrogen production
  • reforming reaction
  • water–gas shift reaction
  • electrolysis
  • hydrogen storage
  • fuel cell

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Numerical Simulation and Experimental Study on Commercial Diesel Reforming Over an Advanced Pt/Rh Three-Way Catalyst
Catalysts 2019, 9(7), 590; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9070590 - 07 Jul 2019
Abstract
Hydrocarbon fuel reforming has been proven useful for producing hydrogen that is utilized on road vehicles, but it is associated with reaction mechanism and catalyst characterization. In this study, a reduced mechanism for n-heptane/toluene reforming over an advanced Pt/Rh TWC is adopted [...] Read more.
Hydrocarbon fuel reforming has been proven useful for producing hydrogen that is utilized on road vehicles, but it is associated with reaction mechanism and catalyst characterization. In this study, a reduced mechanism for n-heptane/toluene reforming over an advanced Pt/Rh TWC is adopted to investigate the effects of the reaction conditions on H2 and CO concentrations. The physical and chemical properties of the advanced catalyst are examined using SEM, XRD and XPS analyses. The contrasted experiments are conducted to study the composition variation tendency of the reforming reactor gas product. The results show that the POX reaction is most likely to occur considering the stoichiometric ratio of H2/CO, and other reactions are SR or ATR. The coke formation and carbon deposition occur on the catalyst surface, and the diffraction peaks corresponding to the metallic Pt are observed, while no obvious peaks characteristic of Rh are detected. The characteristics of the concentration trend of n-heptane/toluene reforming can represent H2 and CO yield features of diesel reforming in a way; nevertheless, the difference of the average H2 and CO concentration is remarkable. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocatalysts for Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cells)
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