Influence of plasma treatment on Ce-0.05-Ni-W-B catalyst for hydrogen production by hydrolysis of NaBH4

Saka C., Ekinci A., Sahin Ö., Balbay A.

JOURNAL OF THE ENERGY INSTITUTE, vol.89, no.2, pp.190-198, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joei.2015.02.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-198
  • Keywords: Cold plasma, Sodium borohydride, Ce-0.05-Ni-W-B catalyst, Hydrogen generation, SODIUM-BOROHYDRIDE SOLUTION, CO-B, NI-B, GENERATION, DISCHARGE, METHANE, BORIDE, TEMPERATURE, CHROMIUM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of plasma treatment on the surface of Ce-0.05-Ni-W-B catalyst. The Ce-0.05-Ni-W-B catalysts were treated with argon plasma at a different treatment time. Ce was used as a promoter. NaBH4 concentration, NaOH concentration, temperature, plasma applying time and plasma gases was investigated for the hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of NaBH4 with Ce-0.05-Ni-W-B catalyst. The catalysts were characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometry (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis. The results of the activity tests indicate that the plasma treatment greatly influence the activity. The activation energies for zero-order of the untreated and plasma treated Ce-0.05-Ni-W-B catalysts were found to be 51.87 and 41.18 kJ mol(-1), respectively. (C) 2015 Energy Institute. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.