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Carbon dioxide reforming of methane over Ni/gamma-Al2O3, Ni/ZSM-5, Co/gamma-Al2O3 & Co/ZSM5

Saidina Amin, Nor Aishah and Chin, Sean Hon Keong and Chang, Nee San and Chan, Huang Shean and Teo, Puay Tiang (2001) Carbon dioxide reforming of methane over Ni/gamma-Al2O3, Ni/ZSM-5, Co/gamma-Al2O3 & Co/ZSM5. Proceedings of The 15th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers SOMChE 2001 . pp. 561-466.

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Abstract

The catalytic performance of carbon dioxide reforming of methane to synthesis gas (H2+CO) was studied over Ni/gamma-Al2O3, Ni/ZSM-5, Co/gamma-Al2O3 and Co/ZSM5. These catalysts were prepared using the incipient wetness impregnation method with 1 wt % of the metal. The catalysts were characterized using X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). The performance of the catalysts was tested in a lab-scale fixed-bed reactor with a reactant feed ratio of CH4:CO2 = 1:1, and F/W = 22,000 mL/g.hr. 1 g catalyst was loaded into the reactor for five hours of testing using 300 mL/min N2 as the diluent. The experimental result displayed that the methane and carbon dioxide conversion decreased in the order: Co/gamma-Al2O3> Ni/gamma-Al2O3>CO/ZSM-5>Ni/ZSM5, the CO production and selectivity decreased in the order: Ni/gamma-Al2O3>CO/ZSM5>Ni/ZSM5>Co/gamma-Al2O3 and catalyst stability decreased in the order:Co/ZSM5>Co/gamma-Al2O3>Ni/ZSM5> Ni/gamma-Al2O3. From the experimental result, Co/ZSM5 exhibited a good performance in catalyst activity and stability.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Carbon dioxide reforming, catalytic conversion, natural gas, ZSM5
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5081
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:03 Feb 2008 09:22
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:23

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