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Anodized Aluminum Oxide Supported NiO-CeO2 Catalyst for Dry Reforming of Propane

Department of Chemical Engineering, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Academic Editor: Simon Penner
Catalysts 2016, 6(10), 154;
Received: 29 July 2016 / Revised: 15 September 2016 / Accepted: 26 September 2016 / Published: 29 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reforming Catalysts)
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Nano-porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) supported Ni-Ce mixed metal oxide catalysts were prepared and tested for dry reforming of propane to produce synthesis gas. The presence of Ce efficiently suppressed the nickel particle sintering and improved the reducibility of nickel oxide supported on the AAO. The prepared NiO-CeO2/AAO catalyst was highly efficient for the dry reforming of propane (DRP) with CO2 over a temperature range of 480–580 °C. The catalyst achieved the best reforming performance of 90%–97%, and a H2/CO ratio close to 1.37 at 580 °C. The AAO supported NiO-CeO2 catalyst can be a promising catalytic system for DRP. View Full-Text
Keywords: dry reforming; propane; nickel; ceria; catalytic activity dry reforming; propane; nickel; ceria; catalytic activity

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Karuppiah, J.; Linga Reddy, E.; Mok, Y.S. Anodized Aluminum Oxide Supported NiO-CeO2 Catalyst for Dry Reforming of Propane. Catalysts 2016, 6, 154.

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