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  • A comparative synthesis and physicochemical characterizations of Ni/Al2O3-MgO nanocatalyst via sequential impregnation and sol-gel methods used for CO2 reforming of methane.

A comparative synthesis and physicochemical characterizations of Ni/Al2O3-MgO nanocatalyst via sequential impregnation and sol-gel methods used for CO2 reforming of methane.

Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology (2013-08-02)
Sogand Aghamohammadi, Mohammad Haghighi, Samira Karimipour
ABSTRACT

Carbon dioxide reforming of methane is an interesting route for synthesis gas production especially over nano-sized catalysts. The present research deals with catalyst development for dry reforming of methane with the aim of reaching the most stable catalyst. Effect of preparation method, one of the most significant variables, on the properties of the catalysts was taken in to account. The Ni/Al2O3-MgO catalysts were prepared via sol-gel and sequential impregnation methods and characterized with XRD, FESEM, EDAX, BET and FTIR techniques. The reforming reactions were carried out using different feed ratios, gas hourly space velocities (GHSV) and reaction temperatures to identify the influence of operational variables. FESEM images indicate uniform particle size distribution for the sample synthesized with sol-gel method. It has been found that the sol-gel method has the potential to improve catalyst desired properties especially metal surface enrichment resulting in catalytic performance enhancement. The highest yield of products was obtained at 850 degrees C for both of the catalysts. During the 10 h stability test, CH4 and CO2 conversions gained higher values in the case of sol-gel made catalyst compared to impregnated one.

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