Stable Ce0.8Gd0.2O2-δ oxygen transport membrane reactor for hydrogen production

Wenyuan Liang, Andreas Kaiser, Armin Feldhoff, Stefan Baumann, Wilhelm A. Meulenberg, Tianmiao Hu, Jian Xue, Heqing Jiang, Zhengwen Cao*, Jürgen Caro

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Hydrogen production using oxygen transport membrane reactors has attracted widespread attention. However, the structural stability of membrane materials under harsh reducing atmospheres is still a significant challenge. Gadolinium doped cerium oxide (CGO) presents high ionic conductivity and good reducing resistance but is limited by its poor electronic conductivity. Herein, a 2 mol.% cobalt-doped Ce0.8Gd0.2O2-δ (CoCGO) ultrathin membrane was manufactured by thin-film technology and applied to hydrogen production from water splitting (WS) with simultaneous syngas production through partial oxidation of methane (POM). Two catalysts, La0.4Sr0.6CoO3-δ (LSC) and Ni/Al2O3, were utilized for promoting WS and POM, respectively. Hydrogen production rate above 1.8 mL min-1 cm-2 and methane conversion of around 80 % were achieved, and no noticeable degradation was detected during 100 h operation, suggesting its prospective stability advantages as a membrane reactor for hydrogen production from water.

Original languageEnglish
Article number118980
JournalApplied catalysis A: general
Early online date20 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2023


  • n/a OA procedure
  • Oxygen transport membrane
  • Partial oxidation of methane
  • Stability
  • Hydrogen production


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