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|2000 ||Wang, Shaobin and Lu, Max G. Q. (2000) Effects of promoters on catalytic activity and carbon deposition of Ni/g- Al2O3 catalysts in CO2 reforming of CH4. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 75 7: 589-595.|
Catalytic reforming of methane with carbon dioxide was studied in a fixed-bed reactor using unpromoted and promoted Ni/-Al2O3 catalysts. The effects of promoters, such as alkali metal oxide (Na2O), alkaline-earth metal oxides (MgO, CaO) and rare-earth metal oxides (La2O3, CeO2), on the catalytic activity and stability in terms of coking resistance and coke reactivity were systematically examined. CaO-, La2O3- and CeO2-promoted Ni/-Al2O3 catalysts exhibited higher stability whereas MgO- and Na2O-promoted catalysts demonstrated lower activity and significant deactivation. Metal-oxide promoters (Na2O, MgO, La2O3, and CeO2) suppressed the carbon deposition, primarily due to the enhanced basicities of the supports and highly reactive carbon species formed during the reaction. In contrast, CaO increased the carbon deposition; however, it promoted the carbon reactivity.
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|Keywords: ||Ni/Y-Al2O3, promoter, coking, CO2 reforming, methane|