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Syngas production from glycerol-dry (CO2) reforming over La-promoted Ni/Al2O3 catalyst


Kah, Weng Siew and Hua, ChynLee and Gimbun, Jolius and Sim, Yee Chin and Khan, Maksudur R. and Taufiq, Yap Yun Hin and Chin, Kui Cheng (2015) Syngas production from glycerol-dry (CO2) reforming over La-promoted Ni/Al2O3 catalyst. Renewable Energy, 74. pp. 441-447. ISSN 0960-1481; ESSN: 1879-0682


A 3 wt% La-promoted Ni/Al2O3 catalyst was prepared via wet co-impregnation technique and physicochemically-characterized. Lanthanum was responsible for better metal dispersion; hence higher BET specific surface area (96.0 m2 g−1) as compared to the unpromoted Ni/Al2O3 catalyst (85.0 m2 g−1). In addition, the La-promoted catalyst possessed finer crystallite size (9.1 nm) whilst the unpromoted catalyst measured 12.8 nm. Subsequently, glycerol dry reforming was performed at atmospheric pressure and temperatures ranging from 923 to 1123 K employing CO2-to-glycerol ratio from zero to five. Significantly, the reaction results have yielded syngas as main gaseous products with H2:CO ratios always below than 2.0 with concomitant maximum 96% glycerol conversion obtained at the CO2-to-glycerol ratio of 1.67. In addition, the glycerol consumption rate can be adequately captured using power law modelling with the order of reactions equal 0.72 and 0.14 with respect to glycerol and CO2 whilst the activation energy was 35.0 kJ mol−1. A 72 h longevity run moreover revealed that the catalyst gave a stable catalytic performance.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2014.08.048
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Glycerol; Dry reforming; Lanthanum; Nickel catalyst; Syngas
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 06:37
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 06:37
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