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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16(1), 350-362; doi:10.3390/ijms16010350

Stable Hydrogen Production from Ethanol through Steam Reforming Reaction over Nickel-Containing Smectite-Derived Catalyst

Division of Chemical Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
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Academic Editor: Andreas Taubert
Received: 25 November 2014 / Accepted: 18 December 2014 / Published: 25 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Biomaterial Sciences)
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Hydrogen production through steam reforming of ethanol was investigated with conventional supported nickel catalysts and a Ni-containing smectite-derived catalyst. The former is initially active, but significant catalyst deactivation occurs during the reaction due to carbon deposition. Side reactions of the decomposition of CO and CH4 are the main reason for the catalyst deactivation, and these reactions can relatively be suppressed by the use of the Ni-containing smectite. The Ni-containing smectite-derived catalyst contains, after H2 reduction, stable and active Ni nanocrystallites, and as a result, it shows a stable and high catalytic performance for the steam reforming of ethanol, producing H2. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogen; steam reforming; ethanol; nickel; smectite hydrogen; steam reforming; ethanol; nickel; smectite

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Yoshida, H.; Yamaoka, R.; Arai, M. Stable Hydrogen Production from Ethanol through Steam Reforming Reaction over Nickel-Containing Smectite-Derived Catalyst. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 350-362.

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