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Combined use of synchrotron-radiation-based imaging techniques for the characterization of structured catalysts
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Abstract
Active-phase-coated metallic supports as structured catalysts are gaining attention in endothermic and exothermic processes because they improve heat transfer. The deposition of a well-adhered and stable catalyst layer on the metallic support constitutes an important feature for the successful application of the final material. In this work, coating of FeCrAlY foams is performed by a one-step electrosynthesis-deposition of hydrotalcite-type compounds, precursors of catalysts active in endothermic steam methane reforming. The catalysts are studied at different length scales by using, for the first time, a combination of several techniques: SEM/EDS and X-ray fluorescence, X-ray powder diffraction and absorption-tomography experiments on the micro- and nanoscales at a synchrotron facility. The results show that the morphology of the coating depends on the synthesis conditions and that the catalyst may be described as Ni metal crystallites dispersed on γ-Al2O3, homogeneously coating the FeCrAlY foam.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Advanced functional materials. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2010
ISSN
1616-301X
Volume/pages
20:23(2010), p. 4117-4126
ISI
000285392900010
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 19.09.2017
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