Dresden 2011 – wissenschaftliches Programm
O 60: Poster Session IV (Solid/liquid interfaces; Semiconductors; Oxides and insulators; Graphene; Plasmonics and nanooptics; Electronic Structure; Surface chemical reactions; Heterogeneous catalysis)
O 60.123: Poster
Mittwoch, 16. März 2011, 17:30–21:00, P4
Spectroscopic and microscopic characterization of potential catalysts for the hydrogenation of CO2 — •David Hoffmannbeck, Matthias Richter, Matthias Städter, Ioanna Paloumpa, Karsten Henkel, and Dieter Schmeißer — BTU-Cottbus, LS Angewandte Physik II - Sensorik K.-Wachsmann-Allee 1, D-03046 Cottbus
The reduction of CO2 emissions is a general demand of the society in order to avoid irreversible climate changes. We are investigating potential catalysts for the hydrogenation of CO2 in particular for its application in the so called oxyfuel combustion process.
In order to understand the catalytic behavior of the investigated materials we use the techniques X-Ray Photoemission (XPS) and -absorption (XAS) Spectroscopy as well as X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The prospective of our work is to figure out the electronic and structural properties of the material and to optimize proper catalysts or design new ones for best catalytic activity. Beside the spectro-microscopic investigations the catalysts are tested under Sabatier reaction conditions in terms of activity, stability and sensitivity against poisoning. In our preliminary work we constructed a Sabatier reactor system with analytical parts based on infrared absorption and mass spectroscopy modules. First spectroscopic and catalytic results achieved on a commercially available Ru/Al2O3 catalyst will be presented.