Autothermal reforming of methane to syngas using co-precipitated Ni-(La2O3)1-x catalyst

Sun Hee Park, Kook Chun, Wang Lai Yoon, Sung Hyun Kim

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Two different catalysts, Ni-(ZrO2) and Ni-(La2O 3)0.1-(ZrO2)0.9, were synthesized to use as catalysts in the autothermal reforming of methane. Ni-(ZrO2) catalyst without lanthanum prepared in this study has a good initial performance, but as the reactions keep progressing, the activities gradually decrease. In contrast, the activities of Ni-(La2O3) 0.1-(ZrO2)0.9 catalyst have high thermal stability and coke resistance due to the presence of La. Both methane conversion and hydrogen yield of Ni-(La2O3)0.1-(ZrO 2)0.9 in non-reduced form are better than reduced form and as good as commercial Ni-based catalyst (ICI 57-4).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-786
Number of pages6
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank the Korea Institute Energy Research for providing financial support for the study.

Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Autothermal reforming
  • Catalyst
  • Lanthanum
  • Methane
  • Reforming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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