Hydrogen production by steam reforming of methane over mixed Ni/MgAl + CrFe3O4 catalysts

Na Young Kim, Eun Hyeok Yang, Sung Soo Lim, Jae Sun Jung, Jae Suk Lee, Gi Hoon Hong, Young Su Noh, Kwan Young Lee, Dong Ju Moon

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Steam reforming of methane (SRM) was performed over a mixed Ni/MgAl + CrFe3O4 catalyst. The catalyst was prepared by physical mixing method and it was compared to Ni/MgAl and iron or chromium promoted M/Ni/MgAl catalysts prepared by impregnation method. Catalysts were characterized by various analytical techniques such as nitrogen physisorption, TPR, XRD, TGA and SEM. The catalytic activity in a fixed-bed reactor was investigated at a temperature range of 500-700 °C, 1 bar pressure and feed molar ratio of H2O/CH4 = 2. TPR and XRD illustrated that segregated Ni particles were observed with promoted M-Ni/MgAl catalysts and it leads to reduce the active Ni metal. The addition of the Cr/Fe3O4 catalyst activates steam and easily reacts with methane. Consequently, physically mixed catalysts showed higher hydrogen selectivity and methane conversion than the other catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11848-11854
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sept 21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported and funded by Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Project No. 2E25404 ) and supported and funded by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Republic of Korea (Project No. 20142010102790 ).


  • Hydrogen production
  • Physically mixed catalyst
  • Steam reforming
  • WGS reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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