Deactivation studies of Rh/Ce0.8Zr0.2O2 catalysts in low temperature ethanol steam reforming

Alex Platon, Hyun Seog Roh, David L. King, Yong Wang

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Rapid deactivation of Rh/Ce0.8Zr0.2O2 catalysts during low temperature ethanol steam reforming was studied. A significant build-up of reaction intermediates, instead of carbon deposit, was observed at low reaction temperatures. This appears to be the cause of rapid catalyst deactivation. Co-feed experiments indicated that possible intermediate products acetone and ethylene caused more severe catalyst deactivation than other oxygenates such as acetic acid and acetaldehyde.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-379
Number of pages6
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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