Perovskite + metal catalysts

Perovskite with mixed ionic and electronic conductivity acts as good oxygen carrier/transporter. When it supports metal catalysts for reaction with oxygen involved, the perovskite phase acts as oxygen supply due to its fast reaction with oxygen on the surface.

It has been demonstrated in our lab that this type of catalysts can promote methane reforming and partial oxidation, and more stable than the conventional nickel catalysts.

catalystFig. 1 “Cauliflower”-type perovskite + Ni catalysts for partial oxidation of methane

 Picture2Fig. 2 Nickel catalysts exolves onto the surface

Publications on this topic:

1.Y Ma,Y Ma, J Li, Q Li, X. Hu, Z. Ye, X.Y. Wu, C.E. Buckley, D. Dong, “CeO2-promotion of NiAl2O4 reduction via CeAlO3 formation for efficient methane reforming“, Journal of the Energy Institute, in press, 2019 FULLTEXT
2. X.Y. Wu, M. Uddi, A.F. Ghoniem, “Enhancing co-production of H2 and syngas via water splitting and POM on surface-modified oxygen permeable membranes”, AIChE Journal, 2016, in press, (invited submission in AIChE Journal “Best paper” initiative) FULLTEXT

Presentation on this topic:

1. X.Y. Wu and A.F. Ghoniem, “Enhanced CO2 dissociation on surface Catalyzed oxygen permeable membranes”, 13th International Conference On Catalysis in Membrane Reactors, Houston, 2017

2. “Solar-Fuels from Water: Dream or Reality?“, CEPR/RGD Seminar Series, MIT, May 4, 2016