Production of hydrogen and carbon nanomaterials using transition metal catalysts through methane decomposition

G. Urdiana, R. Valdez, G. Lastra, M. Valenzuela, A. Olivas

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    © 2018 Elsevier B.V. In this work, we synthesized monometallic catalysts based on Ni, Cu, Co, Mn, Fe, Zn, and W supported on Mesoporous Santa Barbara Amorphous-15 (SBA-15) to produce hydrogen and carbon nanomaterials through catalytic methane decomposition (CMD). Highly dispersed metal oxides supported on the SBA-15 surface promotes the formation of either carbon nanotubes or carbon nanofibers after CMD. Furthermore, the catalytic activity results showed the Ni/SBA-15 catalyst performed the highest methane conversion (40%) as well as it displayed superior stability during 13 h at 500 °C (23% of conversion). The resulting nanoparticle oxides, except for the Zn sample that presented a high dispersion throughout the SBA-15.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)9-12
    Number of pages7
    JournalMaterials Letters
    StatePublished - 15 Apr 2018


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