, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 82-88,
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Low temperature water gas shift over gold catalysts


This review summarizes the results reported in the literature on the water gas shift (WGS) over goldcontaining catalysts. Attention is focused on the influence of the preparation method and the nature of the support on the gold dispersion and WGS activity. Special emphasis is paid to the enhanced reducibility of the metal oxide support in the presence of gold. Some aspects of the reaction mechanism of the WGS are discussed.

Dr Donka Andreeva is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). She was awarded her PhD degree in 1981 in the Department of Catalysis, BAS, and has worked for 30 years in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Her experience has included design and selection of metal and metal oxide catalysts, catalyst characterization and reaction mechanisms. Her interest in catalysis by gold dates from 1995.