Features of the Carbon Nanofibers Growth over Ni-Pd Catalyst Depending on the Reaction Conditions
Ni-Pd alloy was prepared by a co-precipitation technique. Catalytic decomposition of a model chlorinated hydrocarbon (1,2-dichloroethane) was performed in a quartz flow-through reactor system. Both the temperature
regime and the composition of the reaction mixture were varied during the experiments. Concentration of 1,2-dichloroethane was found to affect significantly the kinetics of the process, the yield of the nanostructured carbon
product and its textural and morphological characteristics. In terms of optimal temperature, the maximum carbon yield was obtained within a range of 650-670 °C.