Highly selective Pd-Cu/ZnAl2O4 catalyst for hydrogen production

Pawel Mierczynski, Krasimir Vasilev, Agnieszka Mierczynska, Waldemar Maniukiewicz, Tomasz P. Maniecki

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This paper deals with the study of the bimetallic Pd-Cu and monometallic Cu catalyst in steam reforming of methanol. FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and XPS techniques were used to characterize both mono and bimetallic catalysts. This study presents evidence of Pd-Cu formation in copper catalysts supported on spinel structure ZnAl2O4 during reduction in 5%H2-95%Ar mixture at 300 °C in the presence of palladium. The intermetallic compound is formed by a spillover effect between Pd and Cu.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-34
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Alloy
  • Bimetallic catalyst
  • Monometallic catalyst
  • Pd-Cu


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