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High Active and Selective Ni/CeO2–Al2O3 and Pd–Ni/CeO2–Al2O3 Catalysts for Oxy-Steam Reforming of Methanol

Institute of General and Ecological Chemistry, Lodz University of Technology, Zeromskiego 116, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
The Australian Wine Research Institute, Waite Precinct, Hartley Grove cnr Paratoo Road, Adelaide 5064, Australia
School of Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes 5095, Australia
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Catalysts 2018, 8(9), 380;
Received: 2 August 2018 / Revised: 27 August 2018 / Accepted: 2 September 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalysis in Steam Reforming)
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Herein, we report monometallic Ni and bimetallic Pd–Ni catalysts supported on CeO2–Al2O3 binary oxide which are highly active and selective in oxy-steam reforming of methanol (OSRM). Monometallic and bimetallic supported catalysts were prepared by an impregnation method. The physicochemical properties of the catalytic systems were investigated using a range of methods such as: Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET), X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRD), Temperature-programmed reduction (TPR–H2), Temperature-programmed desorption (TPD–NH3), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with an energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM–EDS). We demonstrate that the addition of palladium facilitates the reduction of nickel catalysts. The activity tests performed for all catalysts confirmed the promotion effect of palladium on the catalytic activity of nickel catalyst and their selectivity towards hydrogen production. Both nickel and bimetallic palladium–nickel supported catalysts showed excellent stability during the reaction. The reported catalytic systems are valuable to make advances in the field of fuel cell technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: OSRM; nickel; bimetallic catalyst; heterogeneous catalysis; Pd–Ni OSRM; nickel; bimetallic catalyst; heterogeneous catalysis; Pd–Ni

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Mierczynski, P.; Mierczynska, A.; Ciesielski, R.; Mosinska, M.; Nowosielska, M.; Czylkowska, A.; Maniukiewicz, W.; Szynkowska, M.I.; Vasilev, K. High Active and Selective Ni/CeO2–Al2O3 and Pd–Ni/CeO2–Al2O3 Catalysts for Oxy-Steam Reforming of Methanol. Catalysts 2018, 8, 380.

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