, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 97-100

H2 production with low CO selectivity from photocatalytic reforming of glucose on metal/TiO2 catalysts

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Abstract

H2 with low CO concentration is produced via photocatalytic reforming of glucose (as a representative of biomass component) on metal/TiO2 catalyst (metals: Pt, Rh, Ru, Ir, Au, Ni, Cu). It is shown that the loaded metals generally enhance the rate of H2 production, while they depress the CO selectivity. Both H2 production and CO selectivity are strongly dependent on the kind of deposited metals on TiO2. For example, Rh/TiO2 catalyst is found to be most active for H2 production while with the most extremely low CO concentration from the photocatalytic reforming of glucose.

Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 20403018, 20503034), National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2003CB214504), and Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (DICP K2006E2)