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Physicochemical characteristic of neodymium oxide-based catalyst for in-situ CO2/H2 methanation reaction

Jamal Mat Rosid, Salmiah and Toemen, Susilawati and Wan Abu Bakar, Wan Azelee and Zamani, A. H. and Wan Mokhtar, Wan Nur Aini (2019) Physicochemical characteristic of neodymium oxide-based catalyst for in-situ CO2/H2 methanation reaction. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 23 (3). pp. 284-293. ISSN 1319-6103


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jscs.2018.08.002


Carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere is worsened as all the industries emit greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the atmosphere, particularly from refinery industries. The catalytic chemical conversion through methanation reaction is the most promising technology to convert this harmful CO 2 gas to wealth CH 4 gas for the combustion. Thus, supported neodymium oxide based catalyst doped with manganese and ruthenium was prepared via wet impregnation route. The screening was initiated with a series of Nd/Al 2 O 3 catalysts calcined at 400 °C followed by optimization with respect to calcination temperatures, based ratios loading and various Ru loading. The Ru/Mn/Nd (5:20:75)/Al 2 O 3 calcined at 1000 °C was the potential catalyst, attaining a complete CO 2 conversion and forming 40% of CH 4 at 400 °C reaction temperature. XRD results revealed an amorphous phase with the occurrence of active species of RuO 2 , MnO 2 and Nd 2 O 3 , and the mass ratio of Mn was the highest among other active species as confirmed by EDX. The ESR resulted in the paramagnetic of Nd 3+ at the g value of 2.348. Meanwhile nitrogen adsorption (NA) analysis showed the Type IV isotherm which exhibited the mesoporous structure with H3 hysteresis of slit shape pores.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:methanation, natural gas, neodymium oxide
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
ID Code:87456
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:08 Nov 2020 12:00
Last Modified:08 Nov 2020 12:00

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