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ERIC Number: EJ1151199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Volcano Plot for Bimetallic Catalysts in Hydrogen Generation by Hydrolysis of Sodium Borohydride
Koska, Anais; Toshikj, Nikola; Hoett, Sandra; Bernaud, Laurent; Demirci, Umit B.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n8 p1163-1166 Aug 2017
In the field of "hydrogen energy", sodium borohydride (NaBH[subscript 4]) is a potential hydrogen carrier able to release H[subscript 2] by hydrolysis in the presence of a metal catalyst. Our laboratory experiment focuses on this. It is intended for thirdyear undergraduate students in order to have hands-on laboratory experience through the synthesis of Co-Cu catalysts, X-ray characterization, and catalytic tests to qualitatively illustrate the Sabatier principle (volcano plot). The experiments require minimal preparation and are simple and instructive. Students gain experience in handling H[subscript 2] and a better understanding of the current issues hindering the development of the "hydrogen economy".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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