Effect of Nickel-Alumina Nanoparticle Catalyst on the Performance of Methane Steam Reforming Process
American Journal of Nano Research and Applications
Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2013, Pages: 74-78
Received: Aug. 26, 2013; Published: Sep. 20, 2013
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Aliasghar Rohani, Research institute of petroleum Industry, National Iranian Oil Company, Tehran, Iran
Laleh Allahkaram, Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Share Ray Branch, Tehran, Iran
Ali Omidvar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood Branch, Shahrood, Iran
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In the present study, Fe-Mo/Al2O3 and Ni-Mo/Al2O3 catalysts were prepared using impregnation method. The structures of the catalysts were studied using XRD, BET and H2-TPR techniques. Activities of both catalysts were investigated in a fixed-bed reactor for Methane Steam Reforming (MSR) reaction. The results indicated that Ni-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst system showed better activity and hydrogen yield for MSR reaction at normal operating conditions. The stability tests of both catalysts were examined at harsh operating condition which showed Ni-Mo/Al2O3 is a fairly stable catalyst. This study introduces a new catalyst, Ni¬-Mo/Al2O3, with high activity, stability for MSR reaction. The experimental evidence suggests that the main reason for the catalyst deactivation was sintering of the nickel particles.
Catalyst, Fixed-Bed Reactor, Methane Steam Reforming, Alumina, Nano Particle
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Aliasghar Rohani, Laleh Allahkaram, Ali Omidvar, Effect of Nickel-Alumina Nanoparticle Catalyst on the Performance of Methane Steam Reforming Process, American Journal of Nano Research and Applications. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, pp. 74-78. doi: 10.11648/j.nano.20130103.13
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