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Recent Advances in Supported Metal Catalysts for Syngas Production from Methane

Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute (CETRi), Process Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada
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ChemEngineering 2018, 2(1), 9;
Received: 21 December 2017 / Revised: 18 February 2018 / Accepted: 2 March 2018 / Published: 7 March 2018
Over the past few years, great attention is paid to syngas production processes from different resources especially from abundant sources, such as methane. This review of the literature is intended for syngas production from methane through the dry reforming (DRM) and the steam reforming of methane (SRM). The catalyst development for DRM and SRM represents the key factor to realize a commercial application through the utilization of more efficient catalytic systems. Due to the enormous amount of published literature in this field, the current work is mainly dedicated to the most recent achievements in the metal-oxide catalyst development for DRM and SRM in the past five years. Ni-based supported catalysts are considered the most widely used catalysts for DRM and SRM, which are commercially available; hence, this review has focused on the recent advancements achieved in Ni catalysts with special focus on the various attempts to address the catalyst deactivation challenge in both DRM and SRM applications. Furthermore, other catalytic systems, including Co-based catalysts, noble metals (Pt, Rh, Ru, and Ir), and bimetallic systems have been included in this literature review to understand the observed improvements in the catalytic activities and coke suppression property of these catalysts. View Full-Text
Keywords: syngas production; dry reforming; steam reforming; methane; bimetallic catalyst syngas production; dry reforming; steam reforming; methane; bimetallic catalyst
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Mohamedali, M.; Henni, A.; Ibrahim, H. Recent Advances in Supported Metal Catalysts for Syngas Production from Methane. ChemEngineering 2018, 2, 9.

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