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The selectivity towards CO2 during steam reforming of methanol on Pd increases in the order Al2O3 < ZrO2 < ZnO. However, conventional catalyst preparation can damage the ZnO surface, even causing complete dissolution. The faceted, prismatic ZnO crystals in the support (Aldrich) get easily destroyed during catalyst preparation. We show in this work that, by(More)
ZnO-supported palladium-based catalysts have been shown in recent years to be both active and selective towards the steam reforming of methanol, although they are still considered to be less active than traditional copper-based catalysts. The activity of PdZn catalysts can be significantly improved by supporting them on alumina. Here we show that the(More)
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