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Design and construction of Ni3-xCoxO4 nanorods grown on Ni foam for tuning synthetic natural gas heating value

Abstract

The Ni3-xCoxO4 nanorods with different Ni/Co ratio have been fabricated on Ni foam by a controllable process. The conversion of CO for Ni2CoO4 nanorods was the highest during the whole methanation reaction processing. The design of the Ni3-xCoxO4 nanorods with different Ni/Co ratio is the origin of the different catalytic activity. The synergetic effect of Ni and Co also tunes the product selectivity, and thus controlling the heating value of synthetic natural gas. The nanorods directly grown on the Ni foam can ensure efficient anchoring of the nanorods. The designed synthesis of the Ni3-xCoxO4 nanorods with different Ni/Co ratio provides new strategy for controlling the catalytic activity and selectivity of syngas methanation.

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The article was received on 11 Oct 2017, accepted on 11 Jan 2018 and first published on 11 Jan 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03904B
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Design and construction of Ni3-xCoxO4 nanorods grown on Ni foam for tuning synthetic natural gas heating value

    J. Sun, Z. Chen, Y. Xue and J. Chen, New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03904B

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