International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.41, No.21, 9123-9127, 2016
Reduction of CO2 with water splitting hydrogen under subcritical and supercritical hydrothermal conditions
Hydrothermal conversion of CO2 into organic chemicals in the presence of Fe and Ni powder under subcritical and supercritical hydrothermal conditions has been carried out, and the results showed that H-2 could be obtained from water splitting under hydrothermal condition. According to Fe3O4 formation, the reaction temperature seemed to influence the generation of H-2, and H-2 could be formed largely at supercritical condition especially at 425 circle C. The formic acid could be produced from CO2 reduction, and the reaction temperature had a great effect on the formic acid yield. The increase in temperature could improved the formic acid yield, however higher temperature (>= 275 circle C) seemed to exert a minus influence on the formic acid yield due to decomposition of formic acid. The decomposition of formic acid became quick from 350 circle C, and the results showed that the formic acid was decomposed into methane at higher temperature (350 circle C). (C) 2015 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.