CeO2 promoted Ni/Al2O3 catalyst in combined steam and carbon dioxide reforming of methane for gas to liquid (GTL) process

Kee Young Koo, Hyunseog Roh, Un Ho Jung, Wang Lai Yoon

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The effect of ceria promotion over Ni/Al2O3 catalysts on the catalytic activity and coke formation was investigated in combined steam and carbon dioxide reforming of methane (CSCRM) to produce synthesis gas (H2/CO = 2) for gas to liquid (GTL) process. Ce-promoted Ni/Al 2O3 catalysts were prepared by co-impregnation method. It has been found that the Ce promotion over Ni/Al2O3 catalyst is beneficial to catalytic activity and coke resistance. As a result, the catalyst promoted with 6 wt% Ce exhibits the highest activity as well as high coke resistance due to the improvement of Ni dispersion and high oxygen storage capacity of CeO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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