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Title
CO₂ electrochemical reduction with Zn-Al layered double hydroxide-loaded gas-diffusion electrode
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Abstract
Carbon dioxide electrochemical reduction (CO2ER) has attracted considerable attention as a technology to recycle CO2 into raw materials for chemicals using renewable energies. We recently found that Zn-Al layered double hydroxides (Zn-Al LDH) have the CO-forming CO2ER activity. However, the activity was only evaluated by using the liquid-phase CO2ER. In this study, Ni-Al and Ni-Fe LDHs as well as Zn-Al LDH were synthesized using a facile coprecipitation process and the gas-phase CO2ER with the LDH-loaded gas-diffusion electrode (GDE) was examined. The products were characterized by XRD, STEM-EDX, BF-TEM and ATR-IR spectroscopy. In the ATR-IR results, the interaction of CO2 with Zn-Al LDH showed a different carbonates evolution with respect to other LDHs, suggesting a different electrocatalytic activity. The LDH-loaded GDE was prepared by simple drop-casting of a catalyst ink onto carbon paper. For gas-phase CO2ER, only Zn-Al LDH exhibited the CO2ER activity for carbon monoxide (CO) formation. By using different potassium salt electrolytes affording neutral to strongly basic conditions, such as KCl, KHCO3 and KOH, the gas-phase CO2ER with Zn-Al LDH-loaded GDE showed 1.3 to 2.1 times higher partial current density for CO formation than the liquid-phase CO2ER.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Electrochemistry
Related dataset(s)
Publication
2023
DOI
10.5796/ELECTROCHEMISTRY.23-00080
Volume/pages
91 :9 (2023) , p. 1-7
Article Reference
097003
ISI
001082818000001
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Air Carbon Recycling for Aviation Fuel Technology (4AirCRAFT).
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 30.10.2023
Last edited 25.04.2024
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