Nickel supported on mesoporous alumina for dry reforming of methane: Combustion method

Young Su Noh, Eun Hyeok Yang, Sung Soo Lim, Kwan Young Lee, Sang Woo Kim, Dong Ju Moon

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Ni catalysts supported on ordered mesoporous alumina (OMA) were prepared by EISA method and calcined under air and Ar atmospheres. Both catalysts showed stable performance for the dry reforming of methane for 24 h, however the catalytic activity of Ar calcined catalyst was relatively lower than that in the air calcined one. It was found that the carbon (Cβ) layer around nickel particles was observed for the Ar calcined catalyst after dry reforming of methane. The encapsulating carbon species in the Ar calcined catalyst lowering the mass transfer rate of feeds led to lower performance, but no whisker carbon was observed. In the case of the air calcined catalyst, whisker carbon (Cv) which is inactive during dry reforming was accumulated on the catalyst, and it resulted in catalyst breakdown and pressure drop during the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2545-2549
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported and funded by Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Project No. 2E26570) and by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea (Project No. 20142010102790).

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Copyright © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.


  • Carbon deposition
  • Combustion method
  • Dry reforming of methane
  • Mesoporous alumina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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