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Title: Effect of ZnO facet on ethanol steam reforming over Co/ZnO

The effects of ZnO facets on ethanol steam reforming (ESR) were investigated over Co/ZnO catalysts synthesized using ZnO with different fractions of (10-10) non-polar facet. Co supported on ZnO with a higher fraction of (10-10) non-polar facet shows higher C-C cleavage activity and higher selectivity to CO2 (lower selectivity to CO) compared with Co supported on ZnO with less (10-10) non-polar facet exposed. The improved ethanol steam reforming performances are attributed to the high fraction of metallic Co stabilized by the ZnO (10-10) non-polar facet, which enhanced C-C cleavage and water-gas-shift (WGS) activities.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1566-7367; KC0302010
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Catalysis Communications; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: C
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
Ethanol steam reforming; Cobalt; ZnO; Facet; Water gas shift