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Advantages of Yolk Shell Catalysts for the DRM: A Comparison of Ni/[email protected]2 vs. Ni/CeO2 and Ni/Al2O3

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK
Laboratorio de Materiales Avanzados, Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Instituto Universitario de Materiales de Alicante, Universidad de Alicante, Apartado 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
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Chemistry 2019, 1(1), 3-16;
Received: 9 November 2018 / Revised: 5 December 2018 / Accepted: 20 December 2018 / Published: 28 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue CO2, a Carbon Source for Chemicals and Fuels)
Encapsulation of metal nanoparticles is a leading technique used to inhibit the main deactivation mechanisms in dry reforming of methane reaction (DRM): Carbon formation and Sintering. Ni catalysts (15%) supported on alumina (Al2O3) and ceria (CeO2) have shown they are no exception to this analysis. The alumina supported catalysts experienced graphitic carbonaceous deposits, whilst the ceria showed considerable sintering over 15 h of DRM reaction. The effect of encapsulation compared to that of the performance of uncoated catalysts for DRM reaction has been examined at different temperatures, before conducting longer stability tests. The encapsulation of Ni/ZnO cores in silica (SiO2) leads to advantageous conversion of both CO2 and CH4 at high temperatures compared to its uncoated alternatives. This work showcases the significance of the encapsulation process and its overall effects on the catalytic performance in chemical CO2 recycling via DRM. View Full-Text
Keywords: CO2 utilisation; DRM; Ni catalysts; yolk-shell CO2 utilisation; DRM; Ni catalysts; yolk-shell
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Price, C.A.H.; Earles, E.; Pastor-Pérez, L.; Liu, J.; Reina, T.R. Advantages of Yolk Shell Catalysts for the DRM: A Comparison of Ni/[email protected]2 vs. Ni/CeO2 and Ni/Al2O3. Chemistry 2019, 1, 3-16.

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