Experimental and Process Modelling Investigation of the Hydrogen Generation from Formic Acid Decomposition Using a Pd/Zn Catalyst

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Hafeez, S., Barlocco, I., Al-Salem, S., Villa, A., Chen, X., Delgado, J.J., Manos, G., Dimitratos, N. and Constantinou, A. (2021). Experimental and Process Modelling Investigation of the Hydrogen Generation from Formic Acid Decomposition Using a Pd/Zn Catalyst. Applied Sciences. 11 (18), p. e8462. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11188462
AuthorsHafeez, S., Barlocco, I., Al-Salem, S., Villa, A., Chen, X., Delgado, J.J., Manos, G., Dimitratos, N. and Constantinou, A.
AbstractThe use of hydrogen as a renewable fuel has attracted great attention in recent years. The decomposition of formic acid under mild conditions was investigated using a 2%Pd6Zn4 catalyst in a batch reactor. The results showed that the conversion of formic acid increases with reaction temperature and with the formic acid concentration. A process-simulation model was developed to predict the decomposition of formic acid using 2%Pd6Zn4 in a batch reactor. The model demonstrated very good validation with the experimental work. Further comparisons between the 2%Pd6Zn4 catalyst and a commercial Pd/C catalyst were carried out. It was found that the 2%Pd6Zn4 demonstrated significantly higher conversions when compared with the commercial catalyst.
Keywordsformic acid decomposition; H2 production; process simulation modelling; renewable energy; green chemistry
Year2021
JournalApplied Sciences
Journal citation11 (18), p. e8462
PublisherMDPI
ISSN2076-3417
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/app11188462
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