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Investigation of “The CO Methanation process ón PEMFC anodes

Grant number: 10/13816-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Edson Antonio Ticianelli
Grantee:Guilherme Gonçalves de Aquino Saglietti
Home Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/07629-6 - Electrocatalysis IV: fundamental and applied aspects of electrocatalytic processes, bio-electrocatalysis and kinetic instabilities, AP.BIOEN.TEM


In this work, the objective is to study and optimize the CO methanation process in polymer electrolyte fuel cells containing R/C catalysts in the anode, and in which a flow of hydrogen containing 100 ppm CO is supplied. In this way, the aim is to reduce the CO poisoning effect in Pt-based catalysts by reduction of surface coverage of adsorbed CO, thus opening free sites for the hydrogen adsorption. Once the methanation reaction is confirmed, the extension of this reaction will be enhanced by utilization of PdRu/C materials with different Pd and Ru contents.

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
SAGLIETTI, Guilherme Gonçalves de Aquino. Investigação do processo de metanação de CO em ânodos de células a combustível PEMFC. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Química de São Carlos São Carlos.

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