H2 production with low CO selectivity from photocatalytic reforming of glucose on metal/TiO2 catalysts
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- Wu, G., Chen, T., Zhou, G. et al. Sci. China Ser. B-Chem. (2008) 51: 97. doi:10.1007/s11426-007-0132-7
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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.