Dr. Reina specialises in heterogeneous catalysis for energy and sustainability. His research interests are focused on the application of engineered catalysts to different fuel processing technologies to enable the transition from fossil to renewable fuels. Currently, he is leading The Catalysis Unit at the Chemical and Process Engineering Department. His team is developing innovative catalysts and green catalytic processes with potential impact on the hydrogen economy and the next generation of biofuels. Additionally, their investigations towards efficient routes for CO2 conversion into fuels and platform chemicals has been featured by the scientific community (see further info at "in the media" section)
2019-Present: Senior Lecturer. Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey.
2016-2019: Lecturer. Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey.
2014-2016: Research Associate, Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College London, UK.
September 2012-December 2012: Visiting Researcher, FORHT-Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature processes (ICE-HT), Patras, Greece.
July 2012: Visiting Researcher, Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
September 2011-December 2011: Visiting Researcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) New York, USA.
2010-2014: PhD project. Materials Science Institute of Seville, Seville, Spain.
Past Projects Involved
- Bimetallic gold nanoparticles for CO abatement reactions, Sponsored by Spanish Council of Scientific Research CSIC (2010-2014)
- CO2 utilization for syngas production, Sponsored by Junta de Andalucía (2012-2014) P11-TEP-8196
- Design and characterization of gold based catalysts for pure hydrogen production for fuel cell applications, sponsored by Spanish Council of Scientific Research, CSIC and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS (2011-2012)
- Microchannel reactors for GTL processes, Sponsored by Spanish Ministry of Economy (2012-2014) ENE2012-37431-C03-01.
- Energy efficient heat exchange and catalysis: UNIHEAT (Imperial College London and Boreskov Institute of Catalysis) Sponsored by BP and Skolkovo Foundation (2014-2016)
- Graded membranes for energy efficient new generation carbon capture process (GREEN-CC) FP7 project sponsored by European Union (2014-2016)
- Partial oxidation of methane to methanol (Imperial College London-Shell)
Current Research Grants
EPSRC - Global Challenges Research Fund: “Catalytic Solutions to Mitigate Global Warming in Latin America”
Newton-Paulet Fund Researcher Links "Sustainable Biomass Processing and Conversion"
Royal Society Research Grant: "Engineering Solutions for CO2 Conversion"
EPSRC - CO2Chem UK seedcorn grant: “CATBIO-HYDROGEN”
University of Surrey RIS innovation project: "Catalytic Membranes for Green House Gases Abatement"
British Council Institutional Links UK-Argentina: BIOGAS-TECH
EPSRC Surrey IAA: "Power to Gas using advanced catalytic membranes"
SPRINT - SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology: "Micro-catalytic reactors for mono-propellant thrusters in small satellites"
EPSRC Surrey IAA: "Application of Natural Materials as Catalytic and/or Support Materials for Environmentally Benign Processes"
- Catalysis for Energy and Sustainability
- Heterogeneous catalysis & Reaction Engineering
- Oxidation catalysis
- New Catalytic Materials and Nano-Sized Catalysts
- Hydrogen production for fuel cells
- Efficient routes for CO2 conversion
- Heavy oil upgrading
- Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids
- Catalytic biomass valorisation
Imperial College London (London, UK), University of Seville (Seville, Spain), Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) (Sofia, Bulgaria), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) (New York, USA), Institute of Chemical Engineering (ICE-HT, Patras Greece), Advanced Materials Laboratory (Alicante, Spain), Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk, Russia), University of Cadiz (Cadiz, Spain), University of Oxford (UK), University of Bath (UK), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogota, Colombia), INTI (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Universidad de Boyaca (Colombia), Universidad de Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia), Queen Mary University London (UK), Advanced Technology Institute (Surrey, UK), Cardiff Institute of Catalysis (Cardiff, UK), KBR, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland, UK), ECUST (China), HUST (China), Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China), Beijing Forestry University (China)
Design Projects ENG3192
Chemical Reaction Engineering ENG2113 (module coordinator)
Supervision of MEng Research Projects ENGM276
Supervision of MSc Research Dissertation Projects ENGM083
Erasmus Coordinator / Faculty Mobility Leader
Academic Responsible of the Energy and Reaction Engineering Lab
Head of the Catalysis Unit
Member of the Teaching Committee - Year 2 academic rep.
Member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Consultative Ensemble (VC-ACE)
Co-Coordinator of the Energy & Materials Research Centre
Visiting Professor HUST University China
Fellow of the Spanish Society of Catalysis, SECAT
Associate editor Frontiers in Chemistry
Associate editor Frontiers in Chemical Engineering
Editor of Chemistry - MDPI
Guess Editor of Catalysts - MDPI
EPSRC Peer Review College
Associate Member of the IChemE
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
SPRINT board of Experts
External PhD Examiner for the Inorganic Chemistry Department at Oxford University (UK), University of Queensland (Australia) Materials Science Institute of Seville (Spain), National Institute of Carbon (Zaragoza, Spain), School of Chemical Engineering (Seville, Spain), Institute of Advanced Materials -University of Alicante (Alicante, Spain) Chemical Engineering Department at University of Antioquia (Colombia), National University of Colombia (Colombia).
External Projects Reviewer for the Polish Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Panel member of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
Projects Reviewer for ACS Petroleum Research Fund
Selected Conferences Contributions
1. H. Arellano-Garcia, E. Ketabchi, T.R. Reina “Integration of Biorefinery Concepts in Oil Refineries” ESCAPE-27 Barcelona (Spain) 2017.
2. E. le Saché, Y. Peng, H. Arellano-Garcia, T.R. Reina, “Model-Based Analysis and Integration of Synthetic Methane Production and Methane Oxidative Coupling”
ESCAPE-27 Barcelona (Spain) 2017.
3 .E. Le Sache, H. Arellano-Garcia, D. Watson, T.R. Reina “Integrated Reactor Design and Catalysts Development for an efficient CO2 conversion via dry reforming “
10th World Conference on Chemical Engineering, Barcelona (Spain) 2017
4. R. Volpe 1, J.M. Bermúdez, T.R. Reina, M. Millan-Agorio “Reaction pathways among products of agro- waste thermochemical breakdown”
10th World Conference on Chemical Engineering, Barcelona (Spain) 2017
5. E. le Saché, L. Pastor-Pérez, D. Watson, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, T.R. Reina “Highly active and stable Ni based crystalline oxide catalyst for methane dry reforming”
Europacat 2017 Florence (Italy)
6. L. Pastor-Pérez, C. Price, E. le Saché, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano and T.R. Reina “Could we overcome the space velocity limitations of Cu-ZnO catalysts for the WGS reaction?
Europacat 2017 Florence (Italy)
7. L. Pastor-Pérez, T.R. Reina, A. Sepulveda-Escribano “On the cooperative effect of Cu-Ni in multicomponent Ni-Cu catalysts for the WGS reaction”
Spanish conference on Catalysts, Oviedo, Spain, June 2017
8. U. Guharoy, Q. Cai, T. R. Reina, S. Gu “DFT Study of Dry (CO2) Reforming of Methane over Sn-Doped Ni(111) Surface”
ChemEngDayUK, University of Birmingham, UK, March 2017
9 U. Guharoy, Q. Cai, T. R. Reina, S. Gu “Effect of Sn surface alloying with Ni (111) on increased carbon tolerance in dry (CO2) reforming of methane to syngas : A DFT study”
4th energy materials symposium University of Bath, September 2017
10. S. Pirou, J.M. Bermúdez, B. Tak Nac, J.H. Yuc, P. V. Hendriksen, A. Kaiser, T.R. Reina, M. Millan and R. Kiebach “Stability and Performance of Robust (ZrO2)0.89(Y2O3)0.01(Sc2O3)0.10 LaCr0.85Cu0.10Ni0.05O3-δ Oxygen Transport Membranes”
15th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes, Dresden, Germany, June 2017
11. T.R. Reina, H. Arellano-Garcia “Development of novel catalysts and reactor configurations for methane dry reforming”
AlChE annual meeting (2016) San Francisco, USA, November 2016
12. T.R. Reina, P. Yeletski , J. M. Bermudez , P. Arcelus-Arrillaga , V.A. Yakovlev , M. Millan “Polycyclic hydrocarbons upgrading using NiMo/SiO2 catalysts in supercritical water conditions”
Iberoamerican conference on Catalysis (CICAT 2016) Montevideo, Uruguay, September 2016
13. T.R. Reina, L. Pastor-Perez, J.M. Bermudez, A. Sepulveda Escribano, M. Millan “Advanced catalysts for hydrocracking reactions: the multiple role of Cr as NiMo/Al2O3 promoter”
Iberoamerican conference on Catalysis (CICAT 2016) Montevideo, Uruguay, September 2016
14. T.R. Reina, H. Arellano-Garcia “Emissions to liquid fuels via methane dry reforming”
ChemReactor 22, London, UK, September 2016.
15. T.R. Reina, H. Arellano-Garcia “Engineering solutions for CO2 conversion: Emissions to fuels and chemicals”
Process System Engineering day, London, UK, July 2016.
16. J.M Bermudez, J. Garcia-Fayos, T.R Reina, G. Reed, M. Millan-Agorio, J. M Serra “Thermochemical stability of NiFe2O4-Ce0.8Tb0.2O2-δ under real conditions for its application in 4-end module oxygen transport membranes for oxycombustion”
14th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes, Atlanta, USA, July 2016
17. R. Volpe, J.M. Bermúdez, T.R. Reina, M. Millan-Agorio “Reactivity of chars from the pyrolysis of citrus pulp: chemical, structural and thermal characterization”
The UK-Malaysia workshop on Bioenergy, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy, Kuala Lumpur Malasya May 2016.
18. C.Heide, T.R.Reina, M.Millan, “Phenanthrene hydrocracking using a Cr-doped NiMo/Al catalyst: Effect of the operating conditions and approach to the reaction pathway” Lightning Poster Session
19.T.R. Reina, P. Yeletski , J. M. Bermudez , P. Arcelus-Arrillaga , V.A. Yakovlev , M. Millan “Partial oxidation of Anthracene using NiMo/SiO2 catalysts in supercritical water conditions”
AlChE annual meeting (2015) Salt Lake City, USA, November 2015.
20. M.González-Castaño, T.R.Reina, V. López-Flores, S.Ivanova, L.M. Martínez, J.A. Odriozola “Noble metal/ceria catalysts for the WGS reaction. Why gold and platinum behave differently? “
AlChE annual meeting (2015) Salt Lake City, USA, November 2015
21.J.L. Santos, T.R. Reina, I.Ivanov, S. Ivanova, T. Tabakova, M.A. Centeno, V.Idakiev, J. A.Odriozola “Gold modified hydrotalcite Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts for pure hydrogen production”
11th International Symposium on Heterogeneous Catalysis, Varna Bulgaria, September 2015
22. M. González, T.R.Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A.Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “O2-assisted Water Gas Shift reaction using Au and Pt structured catalysts"
Spanish conference on Catalysts, Barcelona, Spain, July 2015
23. T.R.Reina, M. González, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “Unrevealing the mechanism of the WGS reaction over Au/CeO2-FeOx/Al2O3 catalysts”
AlChE annual meeting (2014) Atlanta, USA, November 2014.
24. T.R. Reina, S.Ivanova, M.A. Centeno J.A. Odriozola “Viability of Au/CeO2-CuO/Al2O3 catalysts for pure hydrogen production via the Water-Gas Shift reaction”
Iberoamerican conference on Catalysis (CICAT 2014) Medellin, Colombia, September 2014.
25. O. Arbelaez, T.R. Reina, S.Ivanova, F. Bustamente, M.A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola “Mono and bimetallic Cu-Ni structured catalysts for the water gas shift reaction”
Iberoamerican conference on Catalysis (CICAT 2014) Medellin, Colombia, September 2014.
26.T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “Boosting the activity of a Au/CeO2/Al2O3 catalysts for the WGS reaction”
Fundatamentals and applications of cerium dioxe in catalysis. Udine, Italy July 2014.
27. I. Ivanov, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, T. Tabakova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola V. Idakiev “copper based layered double hydroxides as catalysts for the water gas shift reaction”
Bulgarian National conference on chemistry (2014) Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2014
28. T.R. Reina, E. Papadopoulou, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, T. Ioannides J. A. Odriozola “Could an excellent WGS catalyst be useful in the PROX reaction?” talk awarded with the EFCATS award.
European Congress on Catalysis (EuropaCat13) Lyon, France, September 2013.
29. M.González, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “Pt vs Au for the WGS, could Pt take the gold? “ European Congress on Catalysis (EuropaCat13) Lyon, France, September 2013.
30. T.R. Reina, A. Pérez, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “H2 oxidation as a criteria for a PrOx catalyst selection”
World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis (WCOC) Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, June 2013.
31. Spanish conference on Catalysts, Sevilla, Spain, June 2013 organizing committee
32. M. González, T. R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A.Centeno, J. A. Odriozola “Pt vs Au en WGS
Spanish conference on Catalysts, Sevilla, Spain, June 2013”
33. T.R. Reina, A. Pérez, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “PrOx reaction over Au/CeO2-ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts”
Spanish conference on Catalysts, Sevilla, Spain, June 2013.
34. T.R.Reina, S. Ivanova, M. A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola “WGS and “PrOx: two reactions, one single catalyst”
Spanish conference on Catalysts, Sevilla, Spain, June 2013.
35. M. Espitia, T.R.Reina, M. A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola, S. Moreno, R. Molina “Ce-promoted Cobalt catalysts for oxidative ethanol reforming: effect of the WGS in the CO conversion”
Spanish conference on Catalysts, Sevilla, Spain, June 2013.
36. T.R. Reina, W. Xu , S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J. Hanson , J.A. Rodriguez , J.A. Odriozola “Operando characterisation of Au/CeO2-Fe2O3/Al2O3 during the WGS reaction”
Iberoamerican conference on Catalysis (CICAT 2012) Santa Fe, Argentina, September 2012.
37. T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, V. Idakiev, T. Tabakova, M.A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola “Economically viable highly active gold based catalyst for WGSR”
15th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 2012) Munich, Germany, July 2012.
38. T.R. Reina, W. Xu, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J. Hanson , J.A. Rodriguez , J.A. Odriozola “Operando characterization of iron-promoted ceria-alumina gold catalysts during the water-gas shift reaction”
IV Operando Spectroscopy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA, April 2012
39. T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova,V. Idakiev, T. Tabakova, M. A.Centeno, J. A. Odriozola “Gold supported on transition metal-doped ceria-catalysts for CO oxidation”
European conference on catalysis EUROPACAT 11, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2011
40. T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, A. Corrales, M.A Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “CO oxidation over Au/ZnO/ CeO2-Al2O3 catalysts“ Spanish conference on Catalysts, Zaragoza, Spain, June 2011
1. Tomas Ramirez Reina “Design and Characterization of gold based catalysts for the water gas shift reaction”
Keynote at the Spanish Conference on Catalysis, Barcelona, Spain July 2015.
2. Tomas Ramirez Reina “Advanced oxidation reactions for sustainable energy”
Keynote Catalysis Doctoral Centre - University of Bath, UK, May 2017.
3. Tomas Ramirez Reina “Design of advanced catalysts for clean hydrogen production”
Keynote 7th KACST-Oxford Petrochemical Forum 2017, The Royal Society, London, June 2017.
4. Tomas Ramirez Reina “Engineering Solutions for Global Challenges”
Keynote INTI-University of Surrey workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2017.
5. Tomas Ramirez Reina “Catalysis in the context of Global Challenges”
Plenary lecture East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China November 2017.
6.Tomas Ramirez Reina “Advanced Catalysts for Energy and CO2 conversion applications”
Plenary lecture Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China November 2017
7. Tomas Ramirez Reina “Conversion of Bioresources using carbon based catalysts”
Keynote University of Piura, Peru June 2018.
8. Tomas Ramirez Reina “Multicomponent catalysts for the Global Challenges”
Keynote Catalysis Doctoral Centre – University of Cardiff, UK, June 2018
9. E. Le Sache, T. R. Reina “Ni stabilised in La2Zr2O7: superior catalyst for gas-phase CO2 recycling”
Invited talk – CO2Chem UK Status Conference – awarded seedcorn grant presentation. Loughborough University, September 2018
10. T.R.Reina “ Catalytic Systems to Address Energy Challenges”
Invited seminar – Research Centre for Carbon Solutions – Heriot-Watt University, Scotland November 2018.
11. T.R.Reina "Advanced Catalysts for a Low Carbon Future"
Invited Lecture - Beijing Forestry University (China), October 2019
12. T.R. Reina "Engineering Catalysts for gas phase CO2 conversion"
Distinguished Webinar - Iberoamerican University, Mexico City, May 2020.
Awards and distinctions
1. Best PhD thesis in the field of catalysis 2014 by the Spanish Catalysis Society (SECAT).
2. Extraordinary PhD award University of Seville 2013/2014.
3. European Federation of Catalysis (EFCATS) student award 2013.
4. Finalist for the Best PhD thesis in the field of catalysis in Europe 2013-2014 (EFCATS)
5. Featured article selected by editor in chief of the Journal of Catalysis (June 2015)
6. Supervised project awarded: 2015 Prize for Best Performance in an MSc Research Project. Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College London.
7. Nominated for Student Academic Choice Award for Best Supervision while working in the Chemical Engineering Department at Imperial College London (2015)
8. Finalist for the IChemE awards 2016 “Young Academic Researcher”
9. Finalist for the IChemE awards 2017 “Young Academic Researcher”
10. Staff Award for Outstanding University Talent - University of Surrey 2017.
11. Young Scientist award 2017 by Seville City Council
12. Royal Academy of Sciences - Royal Cavalry Armory of Seville, Young Scientist award 2018
13. Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Teacher of the Year Award - 2019
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.I. Domínguez, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola. "Sub-ambient CO oxidation over Au/MOx/CeO2-Al2O3 (M=Zn or Fe)" Applied Catalysis A: General 419-420 (2012) 58-66.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, A. Alvarez, M.A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola. "Influence of the transition metal oxide presence on the CO oxidation behavior of Au/MOx/CeO2-Al2O3 systems (M=V or Co)" ChemCatChem 4 (2012) 512-520.
- T.R. Reina, W. Xu, S. Ivanova, M. A. Centeno, J. Hanson, J. A. Rodriguez, J.A. Odriozola. "In situ characterization of iron-promoted ceria-alumina gold catalysts during the water-gas shift reaction" Catalysis Today 205 (2013) 41-48.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, V. Idakiev, J. J. Delgado, I. Ivanov, T. Tabakova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola "Impact of Ce-Fe synergism on the catalytic behaviour of Au/CeO2-FeOx/Al2O3 for pure H2 production" Catalysis Science and Technology 3 (3) (2013) 779-787.
- T.R. Reina, A. Alvarez, S. Palma, S. Ivanova, F. Romero-Sarria, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola. "Influence of the lanthanide oxides on the catalytic behavior of Au/Al2O3 catalysts for total and preferential CO oxidation" Advanced Chemistry Letters 1 (2013) 237-246.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola, "Low Temperature CO oxidation on multicomponent gold based systems" Frontiers in Chemistry 1 (2013) 12.
- T. R. Reina, E. Papadopoulou, S.Palma, S. Ivanova, M.A Centeno, T. Ioannides, J.A. Odriozola. "Could an efcient WGS catalyst be useful in the CO-PrOx reaction?" Applied Catalysis B: Env. 150-151 (2014) 554-563.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, J.J. Delgado, I. Ivanov, T. Tabakova, V. Idakiev , M.A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola "Viabilty of Au/CeO2-ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts for pure hydrogen production by the Water-Gas Shift reaction" ChemCatChem 6 (2014) 1401 – 1409.
- M. González, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola "Pt vs Au in WGS reaction" Journal of Catalysis (2014) 314, 1-9.
- T.R. Reina, M. González, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “Unrevealing the mechanism of the WGS reaction over Au/CeO2-FeOx/Al2O3 catalysts" AlChE 2014 conference paper vol. 1 (2014) 498499. ISBN 978-151081252-9.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola "Catalytic screening of Au/CeO2MOx/Al2O3 catalysts (M= La,Ni,Cu,Fe,Cr,Y) in the CO-PrOx reaction" International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40 (2015) 1782-1788.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola "Boosting the activity of a Au/CeO2/Al2O3 catalysts for the WGS reaction" Catalysis Today 253 (2015) 149-154.
- T.R. Reina, C.Megia-Sayago, A.Perez-Florez, S.Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “H2 oxidation as criterion for PrOx catalyst selection: Examples based on Au–CoOx-supported systems” Journal of Catalysis 326 (2015) 161-171.
- T.R. Reina, P. Yeletski, J.M. Bermudez , P. Arcelus-Arrillaga, V. A. Yakovlev, M.Millan “Partial oxidation of anthracene using NiMo/SiO2 catalysts in supercritical water conditions” AlChE 2015 conference paper vol. 1 (2015) 559-565. ISBN 978-151081853-8
- O. Arbelaez, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, F. Bustamente, M. A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “Mono and bimetallic Cu-Ni structured catalysts for the water gas shift reaction” Applied Catalysis A: Gen. 497 (2015) 1-9.
- L. Pastor-Perez, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, A. Sepulveda, J.A. Odriozola “Ni/CeO2/C catalysts with enhanced OSC for the WGS reaction” Catalysts 5 (1) (2015) 298-309.
- M. González, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “O2-assisted Water Gas Shift reaction using Au and Pt structured catalysts" Applied Catalysis B: Env. 185 (2016) 337-343.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, V. Idakiev, T. Tabakova, M. A. Centeno, Q.-F. Deng, Z.-Y. Yuan, J.A. Odriozola“Nanogold mesoporous iron promoted ceria catalysts for total and preferential CO oxidation reactions” Journal of molecular catalysis A: Chemical 414 (2016) 62-71.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “The role of Au, Cu & CeO2 and their interactions for an enhanced WGS performance” Applied Catalysis B: Env. 187 (2016) 98-107.
- T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “WGS and CO-PrOx reactions using gold promoted copper-ceria catalysts: Bulk CuO-CeO2 vs. CuO-CeO2/Al2O3 with low mixed oxide content” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 197 (2016) 62–72.
- T.R. Reina, P. Yeletski, J.M. Bermudez , P. Arcelus-Arrillaga, V. A. Yakovlev, M.Millan “Anthracene aquacracking using NiMo/SiO2 catalysts in supercritical water conditions” Fuel 182 (2016) 740- 748.
- J.L. Santos, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola “Gold promoted Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts prepared from hydrotalcite precursors: Advanced materials for the WGS reaction” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 201 (2017) 310–317
- M.A. Centeno, T.R. Reina, O.H. Laguna, S. Ivanova, J.A. Odriozola. “Au/CeO2 catalysts: structure and CO oxidation activity” Catalysts 6 (2016) 158
- P. Boldrin, E. Ruiz-Trejo, J. Mermelstein, J.M. Bermudez, T.R. Reina, N. Brandon "Strategies for carbon and sulfur tolerant solid oxide fuel cell materials, incorporating lessons from heterogeneous catalysis" Chemical Reviews 2016, 116 (22) 13633–13684
- R. Volpe, J.M. Bermúdez, T.R. Reina, A. Messineo, M. Millan “Evolution of chars during slow pyrolysis of citrus waste” Fuel Processing Technology 158 (2017) 255–263
- C. Price, L. Pastor-Pérez, E. le Saché, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, T.R. Reina “Highly active Cu-ZnO catalysts for the WGS reaction at medium-high space velocities: effect of the support composition” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42 (16) (2017) 10747-10751.
- E. le Saché, Y. Peng, H. Arellano-Garcia, T.R. Reina, “Model-Based Analysis and Integration of Synthetic Methane Production and Methane Oxidative Coupling” Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 40 (2017) 1147-1152
- H. Arellano-Garcia, E. Ketabchi, T.R. Reina “Integration of Bio-refinery Concepts in Oil Refineries” Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 40 (2017) 829-834
- T.J. Smith, E. Le Saché, H. Arellano-Garcia, T.R. Reina “Advanced Ni-CeO2 nanocatalysts for chemical CO2 recycling” AlChE 2017 Annual meeting 1 211-212
- T. Stroud, T.J. Smith, E. Le Saché, H. Arellano-Garcia, T.R. Reina “Improving the Performance of Sn Promoted Ni/Al2O3 Catalysts for the Dry Reforming of Methane” AlChE 2017 Annual meeting 1 215-216
- H. Arellano-Garcia, E. Ketabchi, T.R. Reina Towards bio refinery process integration in oil refineries AlChE 2017 Annual meeting 1 146-149
- L. Pastor-Pérez, F. Baibars, E. Le Sache, H. Arellano-García, S. Gu, T.R. Reina CO2 valorisation via Reverse Water-Gas Shift reaction using advanced Cs doped Fe-Cu/Al2O3 catalysts. Journal of CO2 utilization 21 (2017) 423-428
- D. Sebastia-Saez, T.R. Reina, H. Arellano-Garcia Numerical Modelling of Braiding and Meandering Instabilities in Gravity-Driven Liquid Rivulets Chemie Ingenieur Technik 89 (11) 1515-1522
- L. Pastor-Pérez, E. Le Saché, C. Jones, S. Gu, H. Arellano-Garcia, T. R. Reina Synthetic Natural Gas production from CO2 over Ni-x/CeO2-ZrO2 (x = Fe, Co) catalysts: Influence of promoters and space velocity Catalysis Today in press.
- Pirou, J.M. Bermudez Menendez, P. V. Hendriksen, A.s Kaiser, T. R. Reina, M.Millan, R. Kiebach “Stability and performances of robust dual-phase (ZrO2)0.89(Y2O3)0.01(Sc2O3)0.10- Al0.02Zn0.98O1.01 oxygen transport membranes” Journal of Membrane Science 543 (2017) 18-27
- V. Katranidis, S. Gu, T.R. Reina, E. Alpay, B. Allcock, S. Kamnis Experimental study of high velocity oxy-fuel sprayed WC-17Co coatings applied on complex geometries. Part B: Influence of kinematic spray parameters on microstructure, phase composition and decarburization of the coatings Surface & Coatings Technology 328 (2017) 499–512
- T. Stroud, T.J. Smith, E. Le Saché J.L. Santos, M.A. Centeno, H. Arellano-Garcia, J.A. Odriozola, T.R. Reina “Chemical CO2 recycling via dry and bi reforming of methane using Ni-Sn/Al2O3 and NiSn/CeO2-Al2O3 catalysts” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 224 (2018) 125–135
- Pirou, J.M. Bermudez Menendez, P. V. Hendriksen, A.s Kaiser, T. R. Reina, M.Millan, R. Kiebach “Performance and stability of (ZrO2)0.89(Y2O3)0.01(Sc2O3)0.10-LaCr0.85Cu0.10Ni0.05O3-δ oxygen transport membranes under conditions relevant for oxy-fuel combustion” Journal of Membrane Science 552 (2018) 115-123.
- L. Yang, L. Pastor-Pérez, S. Gu, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, T. R. Reina “Highly efficient Ni/CeO2-Al2O3 catalysts for CO2 upgrading via Reverse Water-Gas Shift: Effect of selected transition metal promoters” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 232 (2018) 464–47
- E. Le Saché , L. Pastor Perez , D. Watson , A. Sepúlveda-Escribano , T.R. Reina “Ni stabilised on inorganic complex structures: superior catalysts for chemical CO2 recycling via dry reforming of methane”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 236 (2018) 458-465
- I. Unal, S. Meisuria, M. Choolaei, T.R. Reina, B. Amini Horri. 'Synthesis and Characteristics of Nanocrystalline Ni1-xCoxO/GDC Powder as a Methane Reforming Catalyst for SOFCs'. Ceramics International 44 (2018) 6851–6860
- J. M Bermudez, J. Garcia-Fayos, T.R. Reina, G. Reed, E. S. Persoon, D. Görtz, M.Schroeder, M. Millan, Jose M Serra “Thermochemical stability of LaxSr1-xCoyFe1-yO3-δ and NiFe2O4-Ce0.8Tb0.2O2-δ under real conditions for its application in 4-end module oxygen transport membranes for oxy-combustion” Journal of Membrane Science (2018) 562 26-37.
- E. Le Saché, J.L. Santos, T.J. Smith, M.A. Centeno , H. Arellano-Garcia, T.R. Reina “Multicomponent Ni-CeO2 Nanocatalysts for Syngas production from CO2/CH4 mixtures” Journal of CO2 utilization 25 (2018) 68-78.
- J.L. Santos, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola Multicomponent Au/Cu-ZnO-Al2O3 catalysts: Robust materials for clean hydrogen production Applied Catalysis A 558 (2018) 91-98.
- C.A.H. Price, L. Pastor-Perez, T.R. Reina, J. Liu, “Robust mesoporous bimetallic yolk–shell catalysts for chemical CO2 upgrading via dry reforming of methane” React. Chem. Eng. (2018) 3 433-436. Back Cover paper
- U. Guharoy, Q.Cai, E. Le Saché, S. Gu, T. R. Reina Understanding the role of Ni-Sn interaction for highly efficient chemical CO2 recycling via dry reforming of methane Jounal of CO2 utlization 27 (2018) 1-10.
- A. Cardoso, T. R. Reina, I. Suelves, J.L. Pinilla, M. Millan, K. Hellgardt Effect of carbon-based materials and CeO2 on Ni catalysts for Kraft lignin liquefaction in supercritical water Green Chemistry (2018) 20(18) 4308-4318
- P.M. Yeletsky, T.R. Reina, O.A. Bulavchenko, A.A. Saraev, E.Yu. Gerasimov, O.O. Zaikina, J.M. Bermúdez, P. Arcelus-Arrillaga, V.A. Yakovlev, M.Millan, Phenanthrene catalytic cracking in Supercritical Water: effect of the reaction conditions on NiMo/SiO2 catalysts Catalysis Today 329 (2019) 197–205
- F. Baena, M Rodriguez, F. Vega, T. Reina, L. Vilches, B. Navarrete Regeneration of Sodium Hydroxide from a Biogas Upgrading Unit through the Synthesis of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate: An Experimental Influence Study of Reaction Parameters Processes 6(11) 2018 205.
- Pastor-Pérez, S. Gu, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, T. R. Reina Bimetallic Cu-Ni catalysts for the WGS reaction – cooperative or uncooperative effect? International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44(8) 2019 4011-4019.
- E. Le Saché, L.Pastor Perez, V. Garcilaso, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola, T.R. Reina La2Zr2-xNixO7-δ pyrochlore-perovskite catalyst for H2-rich syngas production using CO2/CH4 as feedstock Cataysis Today (2019) in press
- W. Jin, L.Pastor- Pérez, D. Shen, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, S. Gu, T. R.Reina Catalytic upgrading of biomass model compounds: Novel approaches and lessons learnt from traditional hydrodeoxygenation – a review ChemCatChem 2019, 11, 1–38.
- L. Pastor Perez,M. Saha, E. Le Saché, T.R. Reina Improving Fe/Al2O3 Catalysts for the Reverse Water-Gas Shift Reaction: On the Effect of Cs as Activity/Selectivity Promoter Catalysts 2018, 8, 608.
- S.Rood, .B. Ahmet, A. Gomez, L.Torrente-Murciano, T. R. Reina S. Eslava Enhanced Ceria Nanoflakes using Graphene Oxide as a Sacrificial Template for CO Oxidation and Dry Reforming of Methane Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 242 (2019) 358–368
- Q. Zhang,L.Pastor Perez,W. Jin, S. Gu, T.R. Reina Understanding the promoter effect of Cu and Cs over highly effective β-Mo2C catalysts for the reverse water-gas shift reaction Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 244 (2019) 889–898.
- X. Liu, G. Lan, P. Su, L. Qian, T. R. Reina, L. Wang,Y. Li, J. Liu Ru Higly stable Ru nanoparticles incorporated in mesoporous carbon catalysts for production of γ- valerolactone Catalysis Today in press.
- C.A.H. Price, E. Earles, L. Pastor-Perez, J. Liu, T.R. Reina, Advantages of Yolk Shell Catalysts for the DRM: A Comparison of Ni/ZnO@SiO2 vs Ni/CeO2 and Ni/Al2O3 Chemistry 1 (2019) 3-16.
- U. Guharoy, Q.Cai, E. Le Saché, S. Gu, T. R. Reina Theoretical insights of Ni2P (0001) surface towards its potential applicability in CO2 conversion via dry reforming of methane ACS catalysis (2019) 9, 4 3487-3497
- V. Patel, L. Pastor-Perez, E. Le Sache, T.R. Reina CO2 methanation in the presence of methane: catalysts design and effect of methane concentration in the reaction mixture Journal of the Energy Institute 2019 In press
- E. Portillo, F. Vega, M. Cano, T.R. Reina, F. Navarrete, Understanding the thermochemical behavior of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2 Fe0.8O3 and Ce0.9 Gd0.1O_Co oxygen transport membranes under real oxy-combustion process conditions Solid State Ionics 341 (2019) 115039
- F. Baena, M Rodriguez, F. Vega, T. Reina, L. Vilches, B. Navarrete Understanding the Influence of the alkaline cation K+ or Na+ in the Regeneration Efficiency of a Biogas Upgrading Unit International Journal of energy Research 43 (2019) 1578–1585
- F. Baena, M Rodriguez, F. Vega, T.R. Reina, L. Vilches, B. Navarrete Synergizing carbon storage acapture in a biogas upgrading lab-scale plant based on calcium chloride: Influence of precipitation parameters Science of the Total Environment 670 (2019) 59-66
- Estelle le Saché,Sarah Johnson,Laura Pastor-Pérez,Bahman Amini Horri, Tomas R. Reina Biogas Upgrading Via Dry Reforming Over a Ni-Sn/CeO2-Al2O3 Catalyst: Influence of the Biogas Source Energies 2019, 12, 1007.
- F. Baena, C.A. Price, Estelle le Saché, L.Pastor-Perez, D. Sabastia-Saez,T.R. Reina Physicochemical Comparison of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate for Different Configurations of a Biogas Upgrading Unit Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology 94 (2019) 2256–2262
- E. Le Saché, L.Pastor Perez, V. Garcilaso, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola, T.R. Reina La2Zr2-xNixO7-δ pyrochlore-perovskite catalyst for H2-rich syngas production using CO2/CH4 as feedstock Cataysis Today - article in press
- F. Baena, M Rodriguez, F. Vega, T.R. Reina, L. Vilches, B. Navarrete Converting CO2 from Biogas and MgCl2 Residues into Valuable Magnesium Carbonate: a Novel Strategy for Renewable Energy Production Energy 180 (2019) 457-464
- E. Ketabchi, L.Pastor-Pérez, T. R. Reina, H. Arellano-Garcia Integration of Fossil Fuel-based with Bio-based Industries: The Use of Waste Streams and Biomass to Produce Syngas and Added Value Products IFAC PapersOnLine 52-1 (2019) 616-621
- C. Megias, T. R. Reina,S.Ivanova, J.A. Odriozola Au/CeO2-ZnO/Al2O3 as Versatile Catalysts for Oxidation Reactions: Application in Gas/Liquid Environmental Processes Front. Chem., 2019 (7) 504
- W. Jin, J.L. Santos, L.Pastor- Pérez, S.Gu, M.A. Centeno, T. R.Reina Noble metal supported on activated carbon for "hydrogen free" HDO reactions: exploring economically advantageous routes for biomass valorisation ChemCatChem 2019,11, 4434–4441
- F. Baena, M Rodriguez, T.R. Reina, Z. Zhang L. Vilches, B. Navarrete Understanding the effect of Ca and Mg ions from wastes in the solvent regeneration stage of a biogas upgrading unit Science of the Total Environment 670 (2019) 93-100.
- R. Volpe, J.M. Bermúdez, T.R. Reina, M.Volpe, A. Messineo, M. Millan, M Titirici "Free radicals formation on thermally decomposed biomass" Fuel 255 (2019) 115802
- H.Rodriguez, J.L. Santos, M.I. Dominguez, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, J.A. Odriozola Carbon Supported gold nanoparticles for the catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol Front. Chem., 2019 doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00548
- W. Jin, L.Pastor- Pérez, J.J. Villora, S.Gu, A.Sepulveda-Escrinabo, T. R.Reina Investigating new routes for biomass upgrading: "H2-free" HDO using Ni-based catalysts ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (2019)
- Utsab Guharoy, Tomas Ramirez Reina, Sai Gu and Qiong Cai Mechanistic Insights Into Selective CO 2 Conversion via RWGS on Transition Metal Phosphides: A DFT Study Journal of Physical Chemistry C - 2019, 123, 37, 22918-22931.
- C.A. Price, L. Pastor-Perez, S. Ivanova, T.R. Reina, J. Liu The Success Story of Gold-Based Catalysts for Gas- and Liquid-Phase Reactions: A Brief Perspective and Beyond Front. Chem. 2019 7:691
- J.Yu, J.A. Odriozola, T.R. Reina Dry Reforming of Ethanol & Glycerol: A mini-review Catalysts 2019 (9) 12 1015
- N. Nityashree, C. A. H. Price, L. Pastor-Perez, G. V. Manohara, S. Garcia, M. M. Maroto-Valer, T. R. Reina Carbon Stabilised Saponite Supported Transition Metal-Alloy Catalysts for Chemical CO2 Utilisation via Reverse Water-Gas Shift Reaction Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 261 (2020) 118241
- F. Baena, F. Vega, L.Pastor-Perez, T.R. Reina, Navarrete ,Z. Zhang, B. Novel Process for Carbon Capture and Utilization and Saline Wastes Valorization Journal of Natural Gas science and Engineering 73 (2020) 10371
- C.A. Price, W. Arnold, L. Pastor-Perez, B.Amini-Horri, T.R. Reina Catalytic upgrading of a biogas model mixture via low temperature DRM using multicomponent catalysts Topics in Catalysis 2020 DOI:10.1007/s11244-019-01216-8
- E. Ketabchi, L.Pastor-Perez, H. Arellano-Garcia, T.R. Reina Influence of Reaction Parameters on the Catalytic Upgrading of an Acetone, Butanol and Ethanol (ABE) Mixture: Exploring New Routes for Modern Biorefineries Frontiers in Chemistry 2020 doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00906
- S.Ivanova, J.Liu, T.R. Reina Editorial: Catalysis by Gold for Gas & Liquid Phase Reactions: A Golden Future for Environmental Catalysis Frontiers in Chemistry 2020 doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00891
- W.Jin, L.Pastor-Perez, J.J. Villora-Pico, M.M. Pastor, S.Gu, N. Charisou, A. Sepulveda-Escribano, M.A. Goula, T.R. Reina Catalytic conversion of palm oil to bio-hydrogenated diesel over novel N-doped activated carbon supported Pt nanoparticles Energies 2020, 13, 132
- W.Jin, L.Pastor-Perez, J.Yu, S.Gu, J.A. Odriozola, T.R. Reina Cost-effective routes for Catalytic Biomass Upgrading Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 23 (2020) 1-9
- E. Portillo, F. Vega, M. Cano, T.R. Reina, F. Navarrete, Thermochemical evaluation of oxygen transport membranes under oxy-combustion conditions in a pilot-scale facility -Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology Accepted manuscript
- L.Yang, L. Pastor-Perez,J.J. Villora, S.Gu, A.Sepulveda-Escrinabo, T. R.Reina CO2 Valarosiation via Reverse Water-Gas Shift reaction using Fe/CeO2-Al2O3 catalyts: showcasing the potential of advanced catalysts to explore new processes design Applied Catalysis A: Gen. 593 (2020) 117442
- T. Bull, M. Choolaei, T.R. Reina, B. Amini Horri , Synthesis and characterisation of nanocrystalline CuO-Fe2O3/GDC anode powders for solid oxide fuel cells - Ceramics International (2020)
- E. le Sache, B.J. Haycock, L.Pastor-Perez, JJ. Villora-Pico,A. Sepulveda-Escribano, T.R. Reina, Switchable for chemical CO2 recycling: A step forward on the methanation and reverse water gas shift reactions ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (2020) 8(11) 4614
D. Sebastia-Saez, T.R.Reina, R. Silva, H. Arellano-Garcia Synthesis, characterisation and simulation of charge/discharge cycles of n-octacosane@silica phase-change nano-capsules International Journal of Energy Research 2020 (44) 2306
F. Baena, L.Pastor-Perez,Q. Wang, T.R. Reina Bio-methane and bio-methanol co-production from biogas: A profitability analysis to explore new sustainable chemical processes Journal of Cleaner Production (2020) 265,121909
E. Ketabchi, L.Pastor-Perez, H. Arellano-Garcia, T.R. Reina Catalytic upgrading of acetone, butanol and ethanol (ABE): A step ahead for the production of added value chemicals in bio-refineries Renewable Energy 156 (2020) 1065-1075
J. Li, Q.Zhang, J.Liu, M. Yu, J.Yang, S. Ye, T. R. Reina, J. liu In-situ formation of carboxylate species on TiO2 nanosheets for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic performance Journal of Colloid & Interface Science Accepted manuscript
F. Baena, L.Pastor-Perez,Z. Zhang, T.R. Reina Steeping towards a low-carbon economy. Formic Acid from biogas as case of study Applied Energy 268 (2020) 115033
F. Baena, D.Sebastia ,Q. Wang, T.R. Reina Is the production of biofuels and bio-chemicals always profitable? Co-production of biomethane and urea from biogas as case study Energy Conversion and Management Accepted (2020) 220,113058
Naveed Altaf, Shuyu Liang, Rashid Iqbal, Mazhar Hayat, Tomas Ramirez Reina, Qiang Wang Cu-CuOx/rGO catalyst derived from LDH/GO hybrid with enhanced C2H4 selectivity by CO2 electrochemical reduction Journal of CO2 utilization Accepted manuscript
F. Baena, E.Le Sache ,L.Pastor-Perez, T.R. Reina Membranes-based technologies for biogas upgrading Environmetal Chemistry Letters (2020) in press
Qi Zhang, Laura Pastor-Pérez, Sai Gu, Tomas Ramirez Reina Transition Metal Carbides (TMCs) catalysts for gas phase CO2 upgrading reactions: a comprehensive overview Catalysts 2020, 10(9), 955
F. Baena, Z.Zhang, X. Zhang, T.R. Reina Profitability analysis of a novel configuration to synergize Biogas Upgrading and Power-to-Gas Energy Conversion and Management (2020) Accepted manuscript
Z. Wang, L. Huang, T. R. Reina, A.M,Efstathious, Q. Wang Aqueous Miscible Organic LDH Derived Ni-Based Catalysts for Efficient CO2 Methanation Catalysts 2020, 10, 1168.
Alejandro Pérez-Flórez, Katherine Archila, Ana-María Campos, Lorena Lugo, Crispin Celis, Sonia Moreno, Tomas Ramirez Reina Influence of the active phase (Fe, Ni and Ni-Fe) of mixed oxides in CWAO of Crystal Violet Catalysts (2020) Accepted draft
C.A. Price, T.R. Reina, J. Liu Engineering Heterogenous Catalysts for Chemical CO2 Utilization: Lessons from Thermal Catalysis and Advantages of Yolk@Shell Structured Nanoreactors Journal of Energy Chemistry 2020 in press
A.B. Dongil, Q. Zhang, L.Pastor-Perez, T.R. Reina, A. Guerrero, I. Rodriguez-Ramos Effect of Cu and Cs in the B-Mo2C System for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol Catalysts 2020, 10, 1213
Run-Ping Ye, Lin Liao Tomas Ramirez Reina, Jiaxu Liu, Durgaiah Chevella, Yonggang Jin, Maohong Fan, Jian Liu Engineering Ni/SiO2 Catalysts for Enhanced CO2Methanation Fuel, 2021, 285, 119151
1. T.R. Reina & Jose A. Odriozola Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Applications - Royal Society of Chemistry ISBN: 978-1-78801-718-3
2. T.R.Reina, H.Arellano-Garcia, J.A. Odriozola Engineering Solutions for CO2 Conversion - Wiley & Sons ISBN:9783527346394
Chapters in books
1. T.R. Reina, Miriam González Castaño, Sandra Palma del Valle, Svetlana Ivanova, José Antonio Odriozola "20 years of golden future in WGS reaction" in Heterogenous gold catalysts and catalysis. RSC catalysis book series. Eds. Z.Ma and S.Da. Chapter 5. ISBN: 978-1-84973-917-7.
2. T.R. Reina, J.L Santos, N. García-Moncada, S. Ivanova and J.A. Odriozola “Development of robust mixed-conducting membranes with high permeability and stability” in Perovskites and Related Mixed Oxides Eds. Pascal Granger: Pascal Granger, Vasile Parvulescu, Serge Kaliaguine and Wilfrid Prellier Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. Chapter 32. ISBN 978-3-527-33763-7
3. L. Pastor-Perez, T.R. Reina, S. Ivanova, M.A. Centeno, A. Sepulveda, J.A. Odriozola “Ni/CeO2/C catalysts with enhanced OSC for the WGS reaction” Feature Papers to Celebrate the Landmarks of Catalysts Ed. K. Hohn ISBN 978-3-03842-221-1.
4. L. Pastor-Perez, E. le Sache, T.R. Reina "Gas phase reactions for chemical CO2 upgrading" in Carbon Dioxide Utilisation North, Styring (Ed.) 2019 ISBN 978-1-11-066503-1
5. F. M. Baena-Moreno, E. le Saché, L. Pastor-Pérez, T. R. Reina “Biogas as a Renewable Energy Source. Focusing on Principles and Recent Advances of Membrane-Based Technologies for Biogas Upgrading” in Membranes for Environmental Applications. Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World 42. Chapter 3, Springer. Eds Z. Zhang, W. Zhang and E. Lichtfhouse. ISBN 978-3-030-33977-7
1. J.A. Odriozola, T.R. Reina, M. A. Centeno, S. Ivanova, V. Idakiev, T. Tabakova, "Gold catalysts and the use thereof in the water-gas shift reaction " PCT/ES2012/070717 – WO2013057347
2. J.A. Odriozola, T.R. Reina, J. L. Santos, M.A. Centeno, S. Ivanova, V.Idakiev, T. Tabakova “Gold catalysts supported on CuO/ZnO/Al2O3, production method and use thereof” PCT/ES2015/000138 – WO2016059268
3. M. Millan, T.R. Reina, J. M. Bermudez, J. L. Pinilla, H. Puron “Catalysts for processing heavy oils and its preparation method” PCT/RU2015/000546 – WO2017018505
4. T.R Reina, E. Le Sache, L. Pastor-Perez, D. Watson, A. Sepulveda, S. Gu “Catalysts for the reforming of gaseous mixtures” PCT/GB2018/050621
5. E. Ketabchi, L.Pastor-Perez, H. Arellano-Garcia, T.R. Reina " Efficient Catalyst and Processes for ABE upgrading" Application number GB1902718.4
In the media
In this work, we have explored a more ambitious integrated system by coupling the production of methane and carbon dioxide via coal gasification with the DRMOCM unit. Briefly, our process utilises coal to generate value-added methane and ethylene. In addition, CO2 management is achieved through CO2 methanation and dry methane reforming. Potential mass and energy integration between two systems is proposed as well as the optimum conditions for synthetic natural gas production. The upstream gasification process is modelled to determine the influence of temperature, pressure, and feed composition in the methane yield. The results suggest that the key variables are temperature and hydrogen concentration, as both parameters significantly affect the methane and CO2 levels in the linking stream. This study reports for the first time the linking stream between the two systems with a high methane concentration and the appropriate amount of CO2 for downstream processing.
energy system for the coming years. The production of H2 pure enough to use it in fuel cells
requires the development of very efficient catalysts for the WGS reaction. In our group several
gold-ceria based catalysts have been developed presenting very promising results in this process
[1,2]. The successful catalytic design makes mandatory an accurate knowledge about the reaction
mechanism and the active species involved in the process. In order to address these issues a
combination of several in-situ/operando characterization techniques is performed in this work
using an optimized Au/CeO2-FeOx/Al2O3 catalyst. Synchrotron-based in-situ time-resolved Xray
absorption spectroscopy (TR-XAS) and operando DRIFTS during the WGS reaction are
employed with the ultimate goal to establish structure-activity relations and to propose the most
likely reaction pathways.
catalysts: ?Bulk CuO CeO2 vs. CuO CeO2/Al2O3 with low mixed oxide
content", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 197 pp. 62-72
coatings applied on complex geometries. Part B: Influence of
kinematic spray parameters on microstructure, phase composition
and decarburization of the coatings,Surface & Coatings Technology 328 pp. 499-512 Elsevier
applied on complex geometries. Part B: Influence of kinematic spray
parameters on microstructure, phase composition and decarburization of the
coatings,Surface and Coatings Technology 328 pp. 499-512 Elsevier
speed on the microstructure and phase composition of HVOF sprayed WC-17 coatings. An experimental setup
that enables the isolation of each one of the kinematic parameters and the systemic study of their interplay is
employed. A mechanism of particle partition and WC-cluster rebounding at short distances and oblique spray
angles is proposed. It is revealed that small angle inclinations benefit notably the WC distribution in the coatings
sprayed at long stand-off distances. Gun traverse speed, affects the oxygen content in the coating via cumulative
superficial oxide scales formed on the as-sprayed coating surface during deposition. Metallic W continuous rims
are seen to engulf small splats, suggesting crystallization that occurred in-flight.
process for bio-resources upgrading to produce transportation
fuels or added value chemicals. The bottleneck of this technology
to be implemented at commercial scale is its dependence on high
pressure hydrogen, an expensive resource which utilization also
poses safety concerns. In this scenario, the development of
hydrogen-free alternatives to facilitate oxygen removal in biomass
derived compounds is a major challenge for catalysis science but
at the same time it could revolutionize biomass processing
technologies. In this review we have analyzed several novel
approaches, including catalytic transfer hydrogenation (CTH),
combined reforming and hydrodeoxygenation, metal hydrolysis
and subsequent hydrodeoxygenation along with non-thermal
plasma (NTP) in order to avoid the supply of external H2. The
knowledge accumulated from traditional HDO sets the grounds
for catalysts and processes development among the hydrogen
alternatives. In this sense, mechanistic aspects for HDO and the
proposed alternatives are carefully analyzed in this work.
Biomass model compounds are selected aiming to provide an indepth
description of the different processes and stablish solid
correlations catalysts composition-catalytic performance which
can be further extrapolated to more complex biomass feedstocks.
Moreover, the current challenges and research trends of novel
hydrodeoxygenation strategies are also presented aiming to
spark inspiration among the broad community of scientists
working towards a low carbon society where bio-resources will
play a major role.
reaction for producing fine chemicals. However, the development of highly stable catalysts is
still a major challenge. Here, we prepared a Ru nanoparticles incorporated in mesoporous-carbon
(Ru-MC) catalyst to achieve high stability in acidic aqueous medium. The Ru-MC showed
excellent catalytic performance (12024h-1 turnover frequency) in the hydrogenation of LA-to3
GVL. Compared with Ru supported on mesoporous carbon catalyst (Ru/MC) prepared by
conventional wet impregnation method, the Ru-MC showed excellent reusability (more than 6
times) and thermal stability (up to 600 oC). Based on H2-TPR-MS characterization, it was
proposed that the incorporated structure significantly increased the interaction between Ru
nanoparticles and carbon support, which effectively prevent the leaching and sintering of Ru
nanoparticles and contributed to increased high reusability and thermal stability of the Ru-MC.
In this research work, DFT calculations provided us with the fundamental insights into the DRM mechanism over bimetallic Sn/ Ni (111) periodic model surfaces. This analysis showed that low Sn concentration on Ni surface effectively mitigates carbon formation without compromising the CO2 conversion and the syngas production, showcasing superior characteristics of the bimetallic catalyst towards carbon tolerance stability. Other heterogeneous catalysts such as Ni2P and MoP have also been studied in this thesis. Theoretical analysis of DRM reaction on the unexplored nickel phosphide Ni2P (0001) surface showcased suitable syngas production under DRM reaction temperatures with low carbon deposition formation on the surface. This was mainly attributed to a lower number of active sites available for carbon adsorption compared to oxygen on the Ni2P (0001) surface.
DFT study on activation of CO2 and CO on MoP (0001) and Ni2P (0001) surfaces showcased selective CO production from CO2 to be possible on both the surfaces. Further, direct CO activation is favoured on the MoP (0001) surface. Surface bounded oxygen removal on Ni2P (0001) is reasonably favourable.
Findings from this thesis work will be beneficial in developing more robust catalysts for gas phase CO2 utilisation reactions and could contribute to a better understanding of CO2 conversion processes, catalysts deactivation and thus helping to develop new families of powerful catalysts for a greener society
This paper presents a physicochemical comparison of the solid products obtained from two alternative processes that recycle waste sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) solution, which is produced following the absorption of CO2 in a biogas?upgrading unit. Chemical regeneration processes offer an attractive alternative to the energetically demanding standard physical methods. In the first process, sodium hydroxide (NaOH) is regenerated as a precipitate from the chemical reaction of Na2CO3 with calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2). The second process shows a path to obtain a valuable sodium chloride (NaCl) and Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) rich brine from calcium chloride (CaCl2) acting as a precipitant agent. In both processes, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) is obtained as the most valuable by?product, but with varying properties due to the different origin.
The purpose of this work is to analyse physicochemically both variations of PCCs obtained and examining the differences between these solid samples in order to determine which method produces more desirable characteristics in the final product. To this end, FTIR, Raman, XRD and SEM were employed as characterization methods. The results reflect that both PCCs have a calcite crystal structure, or morph, being as both PCC products originate from CaCl2 that is more similar to commercial calcium carbonate calcite.
These results confirmed that a pure CaCO3 valuable by?product can be obtained from a biogas upgrading unit with several industrial applications.
Our data revealed the superior stability of the CGO samples in comparison with the LSCF at all the test conditions studied in this work. The formation of crystalline and amorphous sulphates and carbonates are evident for the LSCF while for the CGO samples do not react with SOX and barely form carbonates. The presence of silicon species ? typically ignored in academic works ? has been detected, pointing its relevance for real applications.
phosphides (TMPs) such as MoP and Ni2P have remained unexplored in the context of the RWGS reaction. In the present work, we have employed density functional theory (DFT) to first investigate the stability and geometries of selected RWGS intermediates on the MoP (0001) surface, in comparison to the Ni2P (0001) surface. Higher adsorption energies and Bader charges are observed on MoP (0001), indicating better stability of intermediates on the MoP (0001) surface. Furthermore, mechanistic investigation using potential energy surface (PES) profiles showcased that both MoP and Ni2P were active toward RWGS reaction with the direct path (CO2* CO* + O*) favorable on MoP (0001), whereas the COOH-mediated path (CO2* + H* COOH*) favors Ni2P (0001) for product (CO and H2O) gas generation. Additionally, PES profiles of initial steps to CO activation revealed that direct CO
decomposition to C* and O* is favored only on MoP (0001), while H-assisted CO activation is more favorable on Ni2P (0001) but could also occur on MoP (0001). Furthermore, our DFT calculations also ascertained the possibility of methane formation on Ni2P (0001) during the RWGS process, while MoP (0001) remained more selective toward CO generation.
production while mitigating CO2 emission. Current studies mainly focused on steam reforming
technology, while dry reforming has been typically less studied. Nevertheless, the urgent problem
of CO2 emissions directly linked to global warming has sparked a renewed interest on the catalysis
community to pursue dry reforming routes. Indeed, dry reforming represents a straightforward
route to utilize CO2 while producing added value products such as syngas or hydrogen. In the
absence of catalysts, the direct decomposition for H2 production is less efficient. In this mini-review,
ethanol and glycerol dry reforming processes have been discussed including their mechanistic
aspects and strategies for catalysts successful design. The effect of support and promoters is
addressed for better elucidating the catalytic mechanism of dry reforming of ethanol and glycerol.
Activity and stability of state-of-the-art catalysts are comprehensively discussed in this review along
with challenges and future opportunities to further develop the dry reforming routes as viable CO2 utilization alternatives.