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Studies from University of Connecticut Yield New Information about Applied Catalysis Research

June 13, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Applied Catalysis Research have been published. According to news reporting from Storrs, Connecticut, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Reactive Spray Deposition Technology (RSDT) was employed to synthesize 1 wt% Pt of 0.5-2 nm onto ceria of 8-30 nm. The catalyst was evaluated for water-gas shift (WGS) reaction with 1 vol% CO & 3 vol% H2O, atmospheric pressure, temperature range (100-350 C) and gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) of 8622 h(-1)."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Connecticut, "CO conversion of 15% (150 degrees C), 18% (200 degrees C), 37% (225 degrees C) and 100% (250 degrees C) was observed. Comparison with conventionally prepared catalysts (sol-gel, co-precipitation, and incipient wetness impregnation) from literature revealed superior activity with RSDT synthesized catalysts. Catalyst morphology was investigated with TGA, ICP-OES, XRD, TPR, HRTEM, and SEM with XEDS."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "No evidence of sintering or agglomeration of Pt nanoparticles was observed in HRTEM which could account for the dramatic improvement in activity."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis of nano-Pt onto ceria support as catalyst for water-gas shift reaction by Reactive Spray Deposition Technology. Applied Catalysis A-General, 2014;475():461-468. Applied Catalysis A-General can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Applied Catalysis Research).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Jain, University of Connecticut, Inst Mat Sci, Storrs, CT 06269, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Storrs, Technology, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America, Applied Catalysis Research

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