An important parameter for synthesis of Al2O3 supported Cu-Zn catalysts in low-temperature water-gas shift reaction under practical reaction condition

Jae Oh Shim, Hyun Suk Na, Seon Yong Ahn, Kyung Won Jeon, Won Jun Jang, Byong Hun Jeon, Hyun Seog Roh

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Herein, we investigated the effects of aging time and temperature on the performance of co-precipitation–prepared Cu-Zn-Al catalysts in the low-temperature water-gas shift (LT-WGS)reaction. The highest CO conversion within the employed temperature range as well as very stable activity over 200 h were observed for the catalyst prepared at 80 °C and aged for 72 h, which was ascribed to its high surface area and close-to-100% degree of CuO reduction. Conversely, catalysts aged at temperatures below 80 °C had poor physical properties, while aging for <72 h resulted in the formation of bulk copper oxide, which was hardly reduced under the low-temperature conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14853-14860
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 7


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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