High CO2 Selectivity in Methanol Steam Reforming through ZnPd/ZnO Teamwork


  • This work was financially supported by the DFG (AR 617/3-1) and the Austrian Science Foundation (P20892-N19, F4503-N16). Networking within the COST Action CM0904 nurtured this publication.


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Together we are strong: Immediately after high-temperature reduction, ZnPd/ZnO catalysts are not notably CO2 selective in the methanol steam reforming process. Under methanol steam reforming conditions, high CO2 selectivity can only be achieved by the rather slow formation of ZnO patches on the surface of intermetallic ZnPd nanoparticles to create a highly synergistic interface.