Ribeiro, Fabio H.
This project investigated the kinetics of carbon monoxide oxidation in the presence of hydrogen as it pertains to fuel cell applications. A mixture of hydrogen and carbon dioxide gas was oxidized over a 0.48 wt. % Pt/AlO catalyst. Kinetic parameters for this process were measured. Reaction orders were calculated for each species present and were found to be 1 for oxygen, and -0.34 for carbon monoxide. A mechanism was proposed based upon this data.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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