A renewable production of hydrogen would enable the further development of carbon-dioxide emission-free vehicles. Ethanol reforming is a very promising lead which necessitates nanocatalysts. We propose here a method to embed nanocatalysts in porous microbeads and thus facilitates their use. We developed a microfluidic chip enabling a sharp temperature gradient to generate in-drop phase separation and template porous microbeads. Using this chip, we produce microbeads of around 50 μm diameter, with pores of the order of 1 μm in which nanoparticles are embedded.
|Title of host publication||MicroTas 2018|
|Subtitle of host publication||22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences|
|Editors||Fan-Gang Tseng, Gwo-Bin Lee|
|Publisher||The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Nov 2018|
|Event||22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2018 - Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China|
Duration: 10 Nov 2018 → 15 Nov 2018
Conference number: 22
|Conference||22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2018|
|Abbreviated title||MicroTAS 2018|
|Country||Taiwan, Province of China|
|Period||10/11/18 → 15/11/18|
Tregouet, C., Bomer, J., Odijk, M., Lohse, D., & van den Berg, A. (2018). Microdroplets in high temperature gradients generating porous catalytic microbeads. In F-G. Tseng, & G-B. Lee (Eds.), MicroTas 2018: 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 1110-1113). The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.