The effect of preparation method on MgO-promoted Ni-Ce0.8Zr 0.2O2 catalysts was investigated in CO2 reforming of CH4. Co-precipitated Ni-MgO-Ce0.8Zr 0.2O2 exhibited very high activity as well as stability (XCH4 > 95% at 800 C for 200 h) due to high surface area, high dispersion of Ni, small Ni crystallite size, and easier reducibility. Four elements (Ni, Mg, Ce, and Zr) are located at the same position for the co-precipitated catalyst, resulting in easier reducibility.
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This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science , ICT and Future Planning ( 2013R1A1A1A05007370 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Fuel Technology
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology