标题：Co-SiO2 Nanocomposite Catalysts for COx-Free Hydrogen Production by Ammonia Decomposition
作者：Hu, Xiu-Cui; Wang, Wei-Wei; Gu, Ying-Qiu; Jin, Zhao; Song, Qi-Sheng; Jia, Chun-Jiang
作者机构：[Hu, Xiu-Cui; Wang, Wei-Wei; Gu, Ying-Qiu; Jin, Zhao; Song, Qi-Sheng; Jia, Chun-Jiang] Shandong Univ, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Key Lab Colloid & Interfac 更多
通讯作者地址：[Jia, CJ]Shandong Univ, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Key Lab Colloid & Interface Chem, Jinan 250100, Peoples R China.
关键词：ammonia decomposition; cobalt; heterogeneous catalysis; hydrogen;; nanocomposites
摘要：High-surface-area Co-SiO2 nanocomposites were synthesized by a simple two-step procedure with activated carbon as the template. These materials catalyze the decomposition of ammonia to produce COx-free hydrogen. The fresh and used catalysts were characterized by various techniques including X-ray diffraction, N-2 adsorption-desorption, and transmission electron microscopy. Furthermore, temperature-programmed reduction by hydrogen combined with the corresponding in situ XRD analysis was performed to investigate the redox proper-ties of the as-prepared catalysts. The strong interaction between the cobalt species and silica can effectively prevent the active cobalt nanoparticles from agglomerating during calcination and the ammonia decomposition reaction. The ammonia reaction rate reached about 7000 mol NH3 mol(Co) (-1) h (-1) with a very high GHSV of 124000 cm(3)g(co)(-1) h (-1) at 600 degrees C; this rate was maintained for 48h without any observable deactivation of the as-obtained Co-SiO2 nanocomposite catalyst.