Co and co2 reduction on transition metals carbides towards hydrocarbon productio

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Description

Presently, the majority of the current energy demand is met with fossil fuels. however, because of the rising rising price of energy sources and increasing demand for them, energy production is becoming one of the biggest concerns of modern civilization. additionally, heavy emission of co2 into the atmosphere causes negative effects, such as climate changes. possible approach to solving this problem is co2 catalytic reduction to higher energy compounds that could be afterwards combusted, producing energy, or used in fuel cells, releasing carbon dioxide. in 1973 levi and boudart reported that tungsten carbide possesses catalytic activity for hydrogenation reactions similar to activity of platinum.tungsten carbides wc and w2c also exhibit catalytic activity towards formation of ch4 and certain light hydrocarbons with carbon chain length not exceeding 4. at the moment there are no studies devoted to co2electrocatalytic reduction or hydrogenation on tmc, thus a large group of potentially active compounds co2 and co electrochemical reduction is being overlooked and supposedly could be used for promoting co2 adsorption, and decomposition with a low energy barrier in electrochemical conditions. additionally, theoretical methods can be used to identify the geometry and composition of the catalyst's surfaces, shedding light for understanding the microscopic mechanism of the heterogeneous reaction on the potential catalyst surface.thus a large group of potentially active compounds for co2 and co are presently being controlled and supposedly used for promoting co2 adsorption, and decomposition with a low energy barrier in electrochemical conditions. additionally, theoretical methods can be used to identify the geometry and composition of the catalyst's surfaces, shedding light for understanding the microscopic mechanism of the heterogeneous reaction on the potential catalyst surface.thus a large group of potentially active compounds for co2 and co are presently being controlled and supposedly used for promoting co2 adsorption, and decomposition with a low energy barrier in electrochemical conditions. additionally, theoretical methods can be used to identify the geometry and composition of the catalyst's surfaces, shedding light for understanding the microscopic mechanism of the heterogeneous reaction on the potential catalyst surface.shedding light for understanding the microscopic mechanism of the heterogeneous reaction on potential catalyst surface.shedding light for understanding the microscopic mechanism of the heterogeneous reaction on potential catalyst surface.

Objective

The main objective of the present proposal is to determine the catalytic properties of molybdenum and tungsten carbides towards hydrocarbon production from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Expected results

Article isi wos or scopus, 1 paper in a national congress
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/04/1730/04/18

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