Electroless Deposition of Low-Cost Reusable Transition Metal Active Catalyst on Oxide Supports for Hydrogen Generation from Hydrides

Wednesday, 8 October 2014: 11:40
Expo Center, 1st Floor, Universal 12 (Moon Palace Resort)
S. Anderson (Florida A&M University), L. Deravil (Florida State University), M. Rakap (Department of Chemistry, Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey), E. E. Kalu (Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering), and E. N. Onyeozili (Department of Chemistry, Florida A&M University)
Catalytic hydrolysis of alkaline NaBH4 solution and ammonia borane using electroless-based transition metal catalysts have been studied. The transition metal catalysts were synthesized by Pd catalyzation and activation of Al2O3 or TiO2 substrates and subsequent electroless plating of the transition metals. Results will be presented on the effect of Pd loading, annealing temperature of the catalyst, electroless plating time on the catalyst activity for hydrogen generations.  Kinetic data of the hydrolysis reaction will also be discussed.