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Title: The effect of ZnO addition on H 2 O activation over Co/ZrO 2 catalysts

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Catalysis Today
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Journal Volume: 269; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-10-04 16:17:50; Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861
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Davidson, Stephen D., Sun, Junming, and Wang, Yong. The effect of ZnO addition on H 2 O activation over Co/ZrO 2 catalysts. Netherlands: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2015.10.016.
Davidson, Stephen D., Sun, Junming, & Wang, Yong. The effect of ZnO addition on H 2 O activation over Co/ZrO 2 catalysts. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2015.10.016.
Davidson, Stephen D., Sun, Junming, and Wang, Yong. 2016. "The effect of ZnO addition on H 2 O activation over Co/ZrO 2 catalysts". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2015.10.016.
title = {The effect of ZnO addition on H 2 O activation over Co/ZrO 2 catalysts},
author = {Davidson, Stephen D. and Sun, Junming and Wang, Yong},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.cattod.2015.10.016},
journal = {Catalysis Today},
number = C,
volume = 269,
place = {Netherlands},
year = 2016,
month = 7

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