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Reduction of carbon dioxide to formic acid in a solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) reactor.

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Keith Scott, Dr Hua Cheng, Dr Suresh Samuel

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Abstract

The research reports an investigation of an inherently clean and selective process for the electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide to formic acid. The research evaluated electrocatalytic metalised (In, Pd, Pb, Pt, Pt/Ru, Cu) graphites for the reduction of carbon dioxide and unsupported metal deposited SPE electrode structures, using a range of membrane materials as alternatives to Nafion(R), including anion exchange membranes. Good yields of formic acid were produced with all catalysts, except Pt and Pt/Ru.


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Author(s): Scott K, Cheng H, Samuel S

Editor(s): Comninellis, C; Doyle, M; Winnick, J

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: International Symposium on Energy and Electrochemical Processes for a Cleaner Environment

Year of Conference: 2001

Pages: 351-361

ISSN: 0161-6374

Publisher: Electrochemical Society, Inc.

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Series Title: Electrochemical Society Series

ISBN: 1566773563


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