Saturday, 13 January 2018

India: New approach for producing hydrogen gas developed

Source: The Hindu Business Line, 11th January 2018, by Ratneshwar Thakur

Ratneshwar Thakur reported, "(...) A research team led by Dr. E. Balaraman at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune has developed a new strategy to replace expensive noble metal catalysts with an iron catalyst for production of hydrogen gas. The process, they claim, is economical and sustainable. The study was published in journal Nature Communications. (...)"

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Reference: Iron-based nanocatalyst for the acceptorless dehydrogenation reactions, Nature Communications 8, Article number: 2147 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01603-3, published on 15th December 2017 -

Image: Fig. 3 - Bright-field TEM images of Fe-L1@EGO-900. a TEM image at the scale bar 50 nm with inset showing an histogram of size of 100 nanoparticles. b TEM image at the scale bar 20 nm. c TEM image of a single nanoparticle at the scale bar 5 nm. d High-resolution lattice fringes of Fe7C3 (211) planes and Fe3O4 (222) planes at the scale bar 1.2 nm