Molybdenum dioxide has been shown to be a very active catalyst for the partial oxidation of a Jet A fuel surrogate (n-dodecane). It not only shows a high oxidation activity towards long-chain hydrocarbons, it also has high resistance to coking and a significant tolerance to sulfur compounds such as benzothiophene, which was not able to completely deactivate the catalyst even at concentrations as high as 3000 ppmw. These properties along with the well-known electrical conductivity of molybdenum dioxide make it a promising catalytic material not only for reforming purposes but also as anode material for solid oxide fuel cells.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2010 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 21, 2010
Pages: 255 - 258
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Fuel cells & Hydrogen