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Development of systems for hydrogen production and for the generation and utilization of electrochemical energy


The global objective of this proposal is the partial development of the several components of complete PEFCs, which in a subsequent stage should be integrated for the development of prototypes of operational plants. These objectives can be grouped in four main research lines: (1) Development, characterization and tests of catalysts for the reforming of alcohols and the purification of the hydrogen produced, with coupling of a reactor to a single PEFC cell of 5 cm2 (2) Scale-up of the process for the preparation of catalysts for fuel cells, emphasizing the formic acid method. This group also includes the development of Membranes/Electrolyte aiming at the production of new materials for i) the substitution of Nafion®, ii) alkaline systems and iii) systems operating at higher temperatures. Both materials will be characterized and tested in porous ultra-thin layer electrodes and in single cells to evaluate the performance, stability, homogeneity and the permeability to the sub-products of the reforming process; (3) Scale-up of the Membrane/Electrodes Assembly (MEA) from 5 to 200 cm2, This includes tests in single cells, design of the gas distribution system and characterization of the heat management aiming at characterizing the performance, stability, homogeneity, current and temperature distributions in the produced MEA. Evaluation of the effects of contamination with CO in large scale electrodes will be also conducted, together with the evaluation of the effects of the operational conditions, such as the temperatures of the cell and the humidifying systems and the gas pressures, on the performance of the system; (4) Research and development of multi-cells. This includes the development of multi-cells (four to ten cells connected in series). Modeling and experimental study of the phenomena associated with the mass transport and the heat management and fabrication of the peripheral units for the control of the system and for the current conditioning, aiming at the generation of alternate current. (AU)

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TANCREDI, PABLO; DA COSTA, LUELC SOUZA; CALDERON, SEBASTIAN; MOSCOSO-LONDONO, OSCAR; SOCOLOVSKY, LEANDRO M.; FERREIRA, PAULO J.; MURACA, DIEGO; ZANCHET, DANIELA; KNOBEL, MARCELO. Exploring the synthesis conditions to control the morphology of gold-iron oxide heterostructures. NANO RESEARCH, v. 12, n. 8, p. 1781-1788, . (14/26672-8, 11/50727-9)
RODRIGUES FIUZA, TANNA ELYN; ZANCHET, DANIELA. Supported AuCu Alloy Nanoparticles for the Preferential Oxidation of CO (CO-PROX). ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, v. 3, n. 1, p. 923-934, . (11/50727-9, 18/01258-5)
BRAGA, ADRIANO H.; RIBEIRO, MAURO C.; NORONHA, FABIO B.; GALANTE, DOUGLAS; BUENO, JOSE M. C.; SANTOS, JOAO B. O.. Effects of Co Addition to Supported Ni Catalysts on Hydrogen Production from Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol. ENERGY & FUELS, v. 32, n. 12, p. 12814-12825, . (11/50727-9, 13/10858-2)
CARVALHO, DIEGO R.; ARAGAO, ISAIAS B.; ZANCHET, DANIELA. Pt-CeO2 Catalysts Synthesized by Glucose Assisted Hydrothermal Method: Impact of Calcination Parameters on the Structural Properties and Catalytic Performance in PROX-CO. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, v. 18, n. 5, p. 3405-3412, . (11/50727-9, 14/21988-7)
PASQUALETI, ANIELLI M.; OLU, PIERRE-YVES; CHATENET, MARIAN; LIMA, FABIO H. B.. Borohydride Electrooxidation on Carbon-Supported Noble Metal Nanoparticles: Insights into Hydrogen and Hydroxyborane Formation. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 5, n. 5, p. 2778-2787, . (11/03672-4, 11/50727-9, 13/16930-7, 12/00877-7)
ZANCHET, DANIELA; SANTOS, JOAO BATISTA O.; DAMYANOVA, SONIA; GALLO, JEAN MARCEL R.; BUENO, JOSE MARIA C.. Toward Understanding Metal-Catalyzed Ethanol Reforming. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 5, n. 6, p. 3841-3863, . (11/50727-9)
BORGES, LAIS R.; LOPEZ-CASTILLO, ALEJANDRO; MEIRA, DEBORA M.; GALLO, JEAN MARCEL R.; ZANCHET, DANIELA; BUENO, JOSE MARIA C.. Effect of the Pt Precursor and Loading on the Structural Parameters and Catalytic Properties of Pt/Al2O3. CHEMCATCHEM, v. 11, n. 13, p. 3064-3074, . (11/50727-9, 10/11385-2, 16/02128-2, 12/00567-8)
PAZ, D. S.; DAMYANOVA, S.; BORGES, L. R.; SANTOS, J. B. O.; BUENO, J. M. C.. Identifying the adsorbed active intermediates on Pt surface and promotion of activity through the redox CeO2 in preferential oxidation of CO in H-2. APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, v. 548, n. SI, p. 164-178, . (12/00567-8, 11/50727-9, 10/11385-2)
FIUZA, TANNA ELYN RODRIGUES; GONSALVES, DANIELLE SANTOS; GOMES, IGOR FERREIRA; ZANCHET, DANIELA. CeO2-supported Au and AuCu catalysts for CO oxidation: Impact of activation protocol and residual chlorine on the active sites. CATALYSIS TODAY, v. 381, p. 171-180, . (11/50727-9, 18/01258-5, 19/11800-4)
RODRIGUES FIUZA, TANNA ELYN; GONCALVES, DANIELLE SANTOS; ZANCHET, DANIELA. The Impact of Ceria Loading on the CuOx-CeO2 Interaction and Performance of AuCu/CeO2-SiO2 Catalysts in CO-PROX Reaction. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, v. 2021, n. 40, . (18/01258-5, 11/50727-9)
AVILA-NETO, C. N.; ZANCHET, D.; HORI, C. E.; RIBEIRO, R. U.; BUENO, J. M. C.. Interplay between particle size, composition, and structure of MgAl2O4-supported Co-Cu catalysts and their influence on carbon accumulation during steam reforming of ethanol. JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS, v. 307, p. 222-237, . (11/50727-9)
BRAGA, ADRIANO H.; DE OLIVEIRA, DANIELA C.; TASCHIN, ALAN R.; SANTOS, JOAO B. O.; GALLO, JEAN MARCEL R.; BUENO, JOSE M. C.. Steam Reforming of Ethanol Using Ni-Co Catalysts Supported on MgAl2O4: Structural Study and Catalytic Properties at Different Temperatures. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 11, n. 4, p. 2047-2061, . (16/02128-2, 18/01258-5, 17/04058-4, 11/50727-9)
DESTRO, PRISCILA; CANTANEO, DANIEL AUGUSTO; MEIRA, DEBORA M.; HONORIO, GUILHERME DOS SANTOS; DA COSTA, LUELC SOUZA; BUENO, JOSE MARIA C.; ZANCHET, DANIELA. Formation of Bimetallic Copper-Gold Alloy Nanoparticles Probed by in Situ X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, n. 33, p. 3770-3777, . (11/50727-9)
BERUSKI, OTAVIO; LOPES, THIAGO; KUCERNAK, ANTHONY R. J.; PEREZ, JOELMA. Investigation of convective transport in the gas diffusion layer used in polymer electrolyte fuel cells. PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS, v. 2, n. 10, . (14/22130-6, 13/16930-7, 13/11316-9, 14/50279-4, 11/50727-9, 17/15304-6, 14/09087-4)
MEIRA, D. M.; RIBEIRO, R. U.; MATHON, O.; PASCARELLI, S.; BUENO, J. M. C.; ZANCHET, D.. Complex interplay of structural and surface properties of ceria on platinum supported catalyst under water gas shift reaction. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, v. 197, n. SI, p. 73-85, . (11/50727-9, 12/00523-0)
DE OLIVEIRA, DRIELLY C.; SILVA, WANDERSON O.; CHATENET, MARIAN; LIMA, FABIO H. B.. NiOX-Pt/C nanocomposites: Highly active electrocatalysts for the electrochemical oxidation of hydrazine. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, v. 201, p. 22-28, . (11/50727-9, 13/16930-7, 13/12232-3, 13/00197-9)
DESTRO, PRISCILA; COLOMBO, MASSIMO; PRATO, MIRKO; BRESCIA, ROSARIA; MANNA, LIBERATO; ZANCHET, DANIELA. Au1-xCux colloidal nanoparticles synthesized via a one-pot approach: understanding the temperature effect on the Au : Cu ratio. RSC ADVANCES, v. 6, n. 27, p. 22213-22221, . (11/50727-9)
DESTRO, PRISCILA; KOKUMAI, TATHIANA M.; SCARPELLINI, ALICE; PASQUALE, LEA; MANNA, LIBERATO; COLOMBO, MASSIMO; ZANCHET, DANIELA. The Crucial Role of the Support in the Transformations of Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Catalytic Performance. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 8, n. 2, p. 1031-1037, . (11/50727-9)
SATO, ANDRE G.; SILVA, GABRIEL C. D.; PAGANIN, VALDECIR A.; BIANCOLLI, ANA L. G.; TICIANELLI, EDSON A.. New, efficient and viable system for ethanol fuel utilization on combined electric/internal combustion engine vehicles. Journal of Power Sources, v. 294, p. 569-573, . (12/04112-5, 11/50727-9)
CASTANHEIRA, LUIS; SILVA, WANDERSON O.; LIMA, FABIO H. B.; CRISCI, ALEXANDRE; DUBAU, LAETITIA; MAILLARD, FREDERIC. Carbon Corrosion in Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Effect of the Carbon Structure, the Degradation Protocol, and the Gas Atmosphere. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 5, n. 4, p. 2184-2194, . (11/50727-9, 13/16930-7)
PASQUALETI, ANIELLI M.; OLIVEIRA, FRANCISCA E. R.; LIMA, FABIO H. B.. Metal Oxide/Gold Hybrid Nanocomposites as Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Air Electrodes. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 26, n. 11, p. 2171-2174, . (11/50727-9, 13/16930-7, 13/03408-0)
CALDAS, PAULA C. P.; GALLO, JEAN MARCEL R.; LOPEZ-CASTILLO, ALEJANDRO; ZANCHET, DANIELA; BUENO, JOSE MARIA C.. The Structure of the Cu-CuO Sites Determines the Catalytic Activity of Cu Nanoparticles. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 7, n. 4, p. 2419-2424, . (16/02128-2, 10/11385-2, 11/50727-9)
SATO, ANDRE G.; BIANCOLLI, ANA L. G.; PAGANIN, VALDECIR A.; DA SILVA, GABRIEL C.; CRUZ, GLAUBER; DOS SANTOS, ANTONIO M.; TICIANELLI, EDSON A.. Potential applications of the hydrogen and the high energy biofuel blend produced by ethanol dehydrogenation on a Cu/ZrO2 catalyst. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, v. 40, n. 42, SI, p. 14716-14722, . (12/04112-5, 11/50727-9)
JACOB, JULIANA M.; CORRADINI, PATRICIA G.; ANTOLINI, ERMETE; SANTOS, NATHALIA ABE; PEREZ, JOELMA. Electro-oxidation of ethanol on ternary Pt-Sn-Ce/C catalysts. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, v. 165, p. 176-184, . (11/50727-9, 12/12189-8)
CORRADINI, PATRICIA G.; ANTOLINI, ERMETE; PEREZ, JOELMA. Electro-oxidation of ethanol on ternary non-alloyed Pt-Sn-Pr/C catalysts. Journal of Power Sources, v. 275, p. 377-383, . (11/50727-9, 12/12189-8)
BATHOMARCO, CLARICE G.; FRANKE, KAREN N.; FERREIRA, ADRIANA P.. Aspects of the interaction between Au and Fe in supported catalysts applied to the preferential CO oxidation. CATALYSIS TODAY, v. 344, n. SI, p. 176-189, . (11/50727-9)
CANTANE, D. A.; OLIVEIRA, F. E. R.; SANTOS, S. F.; LIMA, F. H. B.. Synthesis of Pt-based hollow nanoparticles using carbon-supported Co@Pt and Ni@Pt core-shell structures as templates: Electrocatalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, v. 136, p. 351-360, . (11/50727-9, 09/07629-6, 09/11073-3)

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