OB73 Experimental and computational investigations of bimetallic catalysts for reforming biomass tars

Friday, June 10, 2011: 9:40 AM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Meghana Rangan, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO
A Ni-Sn  and Ni-Ru alloy were found by DFT to exhibit enhanced sulfur tolerance relative to Ni, though only the Ni/Ru system also exhibited improved ethylene binding energy.  A series of experiments were designed and carried out to in order to validate the results obtained from the theoretical calculations.

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