High activity carbide supported catalysts for water gas shift

Levi T. Thompson*, J. Schaidle, N. Schweitzer

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


The water gas shift (WGS) reaction is a critical step in the production of hydrogen, a key reactant in chemicals production, petroleum refining and biomass conversion. Oxide-supported catalysts are typically used for this reaction and the type of support can influence performance. This paper will describe the catalytic, structural and compositional properties of nanostructured carbide supported catalysts. Nanostructured carbides are attractive candidates for use as support materials because of their high surface areas and refractory nature. Rates for some of the carbide supported catalysts were significantly higher than those for the most active oxide-supported catalysts. Characterization using techniques including x-ray absorption spectroscopy provided some insight regarding the active sites on these highly active WGS catalysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2011Sep 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'High activity carbide supported catalysts for water gas shift'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this