This paper summarizes the main results obtained by the Fuel Combustion
Group in three applications: (1) carbon-based catalysts for the
selective catalytic reduction (SCR) process of NOx, (2) Pt and Pt–Ru catalysts for direct alcohol fuel cells, (3) carbon-supported catalysts for the electroreduction of CO2.
Concerning the first aspect, low-cost catalysts able to work at lower
temperatures have been prepared and compared with commercial catalysts;
for the second one, new catalysts for methanol and ethanol
electrochemical oxidation exhibiting current densities that are double
those of the commercial ones have been developed; as regards the third
one, carbon-supported catalysts for the electroreduction of CO2 based on Fe and Pd were synthesized and tested. Formic acid was obtained as the main product on all Fe/C electrodes.
- Novel carbon materials
- Carbon supported catalysts
- NOx reduction
- Direct alcohol fuel cells
- Electroreduction of CO2