Reducible oxide (CeO2, ZrO2, and CeO2-ZrO2) promoted Ni-MgO catalysts for carbon dioxide reforming of methane reaction

Beom Jun Kim, Kyung Won Jeon, Hyun Suk Na, Yeol Lim Lee, Seon Yong Ahn, Kyoung Jin Kim, Won Jun Jang, Jae Oh Shim, Hyun Seog Roh

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Ni-MgO catalysts have been widely applied for carbon dioxide reforming (CDR) reaction due to their ability of anti-carbon formation. However, activation of Ni-MgO catalyst consumes considerable energy because of its very low reducibility. In this study, ZrO2, CeO2, and CeO2-ZrO2 promoted Ni-MgO catalysts were prepared via a facile coprecipitation method and applied to the CDR reaction. Among the prepared catalysts, the ZrO2-promoted Ni-MgO catalyst showed the highest methane conversion. The high catalytic performance of the ZrO2-promoted Ni-MgO catalyst is mainly due to easier reducibility, high Ni dispersion, and high specific surface area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1130-1136
Number of pages7
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Next Generation Carbon Upcycling Project (Project No. 2017M1A2A2044372) through the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea.

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© 2020, The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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