A novel Pd–Cu–Zr hydrogen separation membrane with a high tolerance to sulphur poisoning

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The effects of the addition of small amount of Zr (less than 2 at%) to the fcc phase of the Pd-Cu hydrogen separation alloy were investigated. Hydrogen flux variations in Pd-Cu and Pd-Cu-Zr alloys in the presence of 1000 ppm H2S + H2 feed gas showed a marked effect of Zr addition in improving the resistance to sulphur poisoning.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15842-15845
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number87
Early online date8 Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2015