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Role of Iron on the Structure and Stability of Ni3.2Fe/Al2O3 during Dynamic CO2 Methanation for P2X Applications

Serrer, Marc-André 1,2; Kalz, Kai F. 1,2; Saraҫi, Erisa 1,2; Lichtenberg, Henning 1,2; Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk ORCID iD icon 1,2
1 Institut für Katalyseforschung und -technologie (IKFT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


An energy scenario, mainly based on renewables, requires efficient and flexible Power-to-X (P2X) storage technologies, including the methanation of CO₂. As active Ni⁰ surface sites of monometallic nickel-based catalysts are prone to surface oxidation under hydrogen-deficient conditions, we investigated iron as “protective” dopant. A combined operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction setup with quantitative on-line product analysis was used to unravel the structure of Ni and Fe in an alloyed Ni-Fe/Al₂O₃ catalyst during dynamically driven methanation of CO₂. We observed that Fe protects Ni from oxidation and is itself more dynamic in the oxidation and reduction process. Hence, such “sacrificial” or“protective” dopants added in order to preserve the catalytic activity under dynamic reaction conditions may not only be of high relevance with respect to fine-tuning of catalysts for future industrial P2X applications but certainly also of general interest.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000098978
DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201901425
Zitationen: 24
Zitationen: 22
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Katalyseforschung und -technologie (IKFT)
Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 18.10.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1867-3880, 1867-3899
KITopen-ID: 1000098978
HGF-Programm 37.03.01 (POF III, LK 01) Catalysts and Mechanisms
Erschienen in ChemCatChem
Verlag Wiley-VCH Verlag
Band 11
Heft 20
Seiten 5018-5021
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 24.09.2019
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