International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.45, No.32, 16144-16152, 2020
High active pd@mil-101 catalyst for dehydrogenation of liquid organic hydrogen carrier
Highly dispersed Pd nanoparticles immobilized in MIL-101 (Pd@MIL-101) were prepared and used for the catalytic dehydrogenation of Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC). The as-synthesized catalysts were characterized and it was found that 3 wt% of Pd@MIL-101 embodied smaller and highly dispersed Pd NPs. The catalytic activities of as-synthesized catalysts were investigated by the dehydrogenation of a representative LOHC compound, perhydro-N-propylcarbazole (12H-NPCZ). The results indicated that 3 wt% Pd@MIL-101 catalyst exhibited good catalytic activity and good reusability for the dehydrogenation of 12H-NPCZ, which is superior to that of commercial 5 wt% Pd/Al2O3 catalyst. This study demonstrates that Pd@MIL-101 is a promising dehydrogenation catalyst for the application of LOHC technology. (C) 2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.