Low carbon deposition on CO2 reforming of methane over Ni/Al2O3 catalysts prepared using W/O microemulsion

Masahiro Kishida, S. Murata, T. Tago, K. Wakabayashi

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The catalytic activity and durability for the CO2 reforming of methane was studied on a Ni/Al2O3 catalyst prepared using water-in-oil (w/o) microemulsion. The initial activity of the Ni/Al2O3 catalyst thus prepared was higher than that of an impregnated one. The impregnated catalyst deactivated with time-on-stream due to severe coking. In contrast, the catalyst prepared using w/o microemulsion kept its activity for 50 hr and caused little coking at a CO2/CH4 molar ratio > 1.4:1. The carbon species deposited on the catalyst prepared using w/o microemulsion was less crystallized than that on the impregnated one. The superior resistance of the catalyst to carbon deposition is attributed to the generation of such a carbon species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-337
Number of pages4
JournalSekiyu Gakkaishi (Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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