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OXIDES-C supported electrocatalysts for direct liquid fuel cell anodes

Grant number: 12/03516-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Almir Oliveira Neto
Grantee:Rodrigo Fernando Brambilla de Souza
Home Institution: Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN). Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This project aims at the development and application of binary and ternary electrocatalysts Pt, Pd, Au, Sn, and Ni nanostructures supported metal oxides such as TiO2 and Sb2O5.SnO2 and can be structured in nanotube form, with or without carbon for oxidation of small organic molecules with the purpose of application of liquid fuel cells directly. These materials will be prepared by methods of chemical reduction, sol-gel and / or mix of both types. Will then be characterized by different physical techniques such as transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and energy dispersive X-ray. The oxidation reactions of small organic molecules will be studied by cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, single direct liquid fuel cells tests, and infrared spectroscopy in situ. Using these electrocatalysts and different supports it is thought that the results may contribute to the commercial viability of fuel cells for direct liquid, which currently still has kinetic electrocatalysts with low efficiency, durable and somewhat dependent on platinum.

Scientific publications (22)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ASSUMPCAO, MONICA H. M. T.; PIASENTIN, RICARDO M.; HAMMER, PETER; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; BUZZO, GUILHERME S.; SANTOS, MAURO C.; SPINACE, ESTEVAM V.; NETO, ALMIR O.; SILVA, JULIO CESAR M. Oxidation of ammonia using PtRh/C electrocatalysts: Fuel cell and electrochemical evaluation. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, v. 174, p. 136-144, SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 30.
DA SILVA, SIRLANE G.; SILVA, JULIO CESAR M.; BUZZO, GUILHERME S.; SPINACE, ESTEVAM V.; NETO, ALMIR O.; ASSUMPCAO, MONICA H. M. T. PdAu/C Electrocatalysts as Anodes for Direct Formate Fuel Cell. ELECTROCATALYSIS, v. 6, n. 5, p. 442-446, SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 8.
NETO, A. O.; DA SILVA, S. G.; BUZZO, G. S.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; SPINACE, E. V.; SILVA, J. C. M. Ethanol electrooxidation on PdIr/C electrocatalysts in alkaline media: electrochemical and fuel cell studies. IONICS, v. 21, n. 2, p. 487-495, FEB 2015. Web of Science Citations: 14.
SILVA, JULIO CESAR M.; DA SILVA, SIRLANE G.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; BUZZO, GUILHERME S.; SPINACE, ESTEVAM V.; NETO, ALMIR O.; ASSUMPCAO, MONICA H. M. T. PtAu/C electrocatalysts as anodes for direct ammonia fuel cell. APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, v. 490, p. 133-138, JAN 25 2015. Web of Science Citations: 12.
BUZZO, G. S.; RODRIGUES, A. C. B.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; SILVA, J. C. M.; BASTOS, E. L.; SPINACE, E. V.; NETO, A. O.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T. Synthesis of hydroquinone with co-generation of electricity from phenol aqueous solution in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell reactor. Catalysis Communications, v. 59, p. 113-115, JAN 10 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SILVA, J. C. M.; BUZZO, G. S.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; SPINACE, E. V.; NETO, A. O.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T. Enhanced Electrooxidation of Ethanol Using Pd/C + TiO2 Electrocatalysts in Alkaline Media. ELECTROCATALYSIS, v. 6, n. 1, p. 86-91, JAN 2015. Web of Science Citations: 5.
ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; DA SILVA, S. G.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; BUZZO, G. S.; SPINACE, E. V.; SANTOS, M. C.; NETO, A. O.; SILVA, J. C. M. Investigation of PdIr/C electrocatalysts as anode on the performance of direct ammonia fuel cell. Journal of Power Sources, v. 268, p. 129-136, DEC 5 2014. Web of Science Citations: 31.
DA SILVA, SIRLANE G.; ASSUMPCAO, MONICA H. M. T.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; BUZZO, GUILHERME S.; SPINACE, ESTEVAM V.; NETO, ALMIR O.; SILVA, JULIO CESAR M. Electrochemical and Fuel Cell Evaluation of PtIr/C Electrocatalysts for Ethanol Electrooxidation in Alkaline Medium. ELECTROCATALYSIS, v. 5, n. 4, p. 438-444, OCT 2014. Web of Science Citations: 8.
DA SILVA, SIRLANE G.; ASSUMPCAO, MONICA H. M. T.; SILVA, JULIO CESAR M.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; SPINACE, ESTEVAM V.; NETO, ALMIR O.; BUZZO, GUILHERME S. PdSn/C Electrocatalysts with Different Atomic Ratios for Ethanol Electro-Oxidation in Alkaline Media. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, v. 9, n. 10, p. 5416-5424, OCT 2014. Web of Science Citations: 10.
SILVA, J. C. M.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; BUZZO, G. S.; SPINACE, E. V.; NETO, A. O.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T. Effect of the TiO2 content as support with carbon toward methanol electro-oxidation in alkaline media using platinum nanoparticles as electrocatalysts. IONICS, v. 20, n. 8, p. 1137-1144, AUG 2014. Web of Science Citations: 4.
DA SILVA, SIRLANE G.; SILVA, JULIO CESAR M.; BUZZO, GUILHERME S.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; SPINACE, ESTEVAM V.; NETO, ALMIR O.; ASSUMPCAO, MONICA H. M. T. Electrochemical and fuel cell evaluation of PtAu/C electrocatalysts for ethanol electro-oxidation in alkaline media. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, v. 39, n. 19, p. 10121-10127, JUN 24 2014. Web of Science Citations: 28.
ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; NANDENHA, J.; BUZZO, G. S.; SILVA, J. C. M.; SPINACE, E. V.; NETO, A. O.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B. The effect of ethanol concentration on the direct ethanol fuel cell performance and products distribution: A study using a single fuel cell/attenuated total reflectance - Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Power Sources, v. 253, p. 392-396, MAY 1 2014. Web of Science Citations: 14.
DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; BUZZO, G. S.; SILVA, J. C. M.; SPINACE, E. V.; NETO, A. O.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T. Effect of TiO2 Content on Ethanol Electrooxidation in Alkaline Media Using Pt Nanoparticles Supported on Physical Mixtures of Carbon and TiO2 as Electrocatalysts. ELECTROCATALYSIS, v. 5, n. 2, p. 213-219, APR 2014. Web of Science Citations: 9.
ASSUMPCAO, MONICA H. M. T.; DA SILVA, SIRLANE G.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; BUZZO, GUILHERME S.; SPINACE, ESTEVAM V.; NETO, ALMIR O.; SILVA, JULIO CESAR M. Direct ammonia fuel cell performance using PtIr/C as anode electrocatalysts. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, v. 39, n. 10, p. 5148-5152, MAR 26 2014. Web of Science Citations: 28.
DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; SILVA, J. C. M.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; NETO, A. O.; SANTOS, MC. Ethanol Oxidation Reaction Using PtSn/C plus Ce/C Electrocatalysts: Aspects of Ceria Contribution. Electrochimica Acta, v. 117, p. 292-298, JAN 20 2014. Web of Science Citations: 12.
GERALDES, ADRIANA N.; SILVA, DIONISIO F.; SILVA, JULIO C. M.; SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; SPINACE, ESTEVAM V.; NETO, ALMIR O.; LINARDI, MARCELO; SANTOS, MAURO C. Glycerol Electrooxidation in Alkaline Medium Using Pd/C, Au/C and PdAu/C Electrocatalysts Prepared by Electron Beam Irradiation. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 25, n. 5, p. 831-840, Maio 2014. Web of Science Citations: 17.
ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; MORAES, A.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; CALEGARO, M. L.; LANZA, M. R. V.; LEITE, E. R.; CORDEIRO, M. A. L.; HAMMER, P.; SANTOS, M. C. Influence of the preparation method and the support on H2O2 electrogeneration using cerium oxide nanoparticles. Electrochimica Acta, v. 111, p. 339-343, NOV 30 2013. Web of Science Citations: 15.
ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; REIS, R. M.; ROCHA, R. S.; STETER, J. R.; HAMMER, P.; GAUBEUR, I.; CALEGARO, M. L.; LANZA, M. R. V.; SANTOS, M. C. Low tungsten content of nanostructured material supported on carbon for the degradation of phenol. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, v. 142, p. 479-486, OCT-NOV 2013. Web of Science Citations: 29.
NANDENHA, J.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; SPINACE, E. V.; NETO, A. O. Preparation of PdAu/C-Sb2O5 center dot SnO2 electrocatalysts by borohydride reduction process for direct formic acid fuel cell. IONICS, v. 19, n. 9, p. 1207-1213, SEP 2013. Web of Science Citations: 11.
NETO, A. O.; NANDENHA, J.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; LINARDI, M.; SPINACE, E. V.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B. In situ spectroscopy studies of ethanol oxidation reaction using a single fuel cell/ATR-FTIR setup. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, v. 38, n. 25, p. 10585-10591, AUG 21 2013. Web of Science Citations: 13.
ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; MORAES, A.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; REIS, R. M.; ROCHA, R. S.; GAUBEUR, I.; CALEGARO, M. L.; HAMMER, P.; LANZA, M. R. V.; SANTOS, M. C. Degradation of dipyrone via advanced oxidation processes using a cerium nanostructured electrocatalyst material. APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, v. 462, p. 256-261, JUL 10 2013. Web of Science Citations: 26.
NANDENHA, J.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; ASSUMPCAO, M. H. M. T.; SPINACE, E. V.; NETO, A. O. Electro-Oxidation of Formic Acid on PdIr/C-Sb2O5 center dot SnO2 Electrocatalysts Prepared by Borohydride Reduction. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, v. 8, n. 7, p. 9171-9179, JUL 2013. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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