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Study Findings from Chongqing University Provide New Insights into Hydrogen Energy (LaNiO3@SiO2 core-shell nano-particles for the dry reforming of...

August 29, 2014



Study Findings from Chongqing University Provide New Insights into Hydrogen Energy (LaNiO3@SiO2 core-shell nano-particles for the dry reforming of CH4 in the dielectric barrier discharge plasma)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Investigators discuss new findings in Hydrogen Energy. According to news reporting originating from Chongqing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "LaNiO3@SiO2 core-shell nano-particles were prepared by coating LaNiO3 nano-particles with SiO2 and then employed to catalyze the dry reforming of CH4 to produce syngas (CO + H-2) in a coaxial dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma reactor under ambient conditions."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Chongqing University, "Compared to the traditional Ni-based catalysts (Ni/SiO2, LaNiO3/SiO2 and LaNiO3), LaNiO3@SiO2 exhibited better catalytic performance in the dry reforming of CH4 in DBD plasma reactor, such as higher reactant conversion and product selectivity, and excellent catalytic stability. The conversions of CH4 and CO2 reached 88.31% and 77.76%, and selectivities of CO and H-2 were 92.43% and 83.65%, respectively."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Results manifested the core-shell structure endowed LaNiO3@SiO2 with excellent catalytic performance because the SiO2 shell was capable of preventing Ni from sintering and mitigating carbon deposition during the reaction."

For more information on this research see: LaNiO3@SiO2 core-shell nano-particles for the dry reforming of CH4 in the dielectric barrier discharge plasma. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014;39(22):11360-11367. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/485)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X.G. Zheng, Chongqing Univ, Coll Chem & Chem Engn, Chongqing 400044, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include S.Y. Tan, L.C. Dong, S.B. Li and H.M. Chen.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Chongqing, Hydrogen Energy, People's Republic of China

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