Direct and highly efficient reduction of NiO into Ni with cellulose under hydrothermal conditions

Guodong Yao, Xu Zeng, Qiuju Li, Yuanqing Wang, Zhenzi Jing, Fangming Jin

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Abstract

A direct reduction of NiO into Ni was investigated by using cellulose as a reducing agent under mild hydrothermal conditions. The results showed that NiO can be reduced completely to Ni at 250 °C in the presence of NaOH. Meanwhile, cellulose was converted into value-added chemicals, such as lactic acid and acetic acid. A possible mechanism for reduction of NiO into Ni with cellulose under alkaline hydrothermal conditions was proposed. The method provides a comparative green and efficient conversion of NiO into Ni without an expensive and toxic reducing agent at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7853-7858
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume51
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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