Iron-chromium/SBA-15 (Fe–Cr/SBA-15) catalysts for high-temperature water-gas shift reactions (HTS) were prepared using the surfactant-assisted melt-infiltration (SAMI) method. The SAMI method was used to synthesize an efficient catalyst that could simultaneously achieve high dispersion and loading (Fe: 40 wt% and Cr/Fe molar ratio: 0.25) without a liquid solution. According to X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy analyses, it was observed that the Span60 surfactant enhanced Fe3O4 particle dispersion. N2 adsorption-desorption analysis indicated that the Fe3O4 and chromium oxide particles were thoroughly infiltrated inside the mesopores of the SBA-15 support. XRD and temperature-programmed-reduction analyses revealed that the well-dispersed Fe3O4 acted as active sites for the HTS reaction when Span60 was added to the Fe–Cr catalyst. In other words, the Fe–Cr catalyst synthesized via SAMI exhibited better performance and stability for the HTS reaction than that prepared without the surfactant.
|Journal||International Journal of Hydrogen Energy|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2022|
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This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean Government (Ministry of Science and ICT; 2021R1A2C1011778) and MSIT (No. 2020R1A2B5B01002346 ).
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- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Fuel Technology
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology