Optimal conditions for partial oxidation of propane over ceria-promoted nickel/calcium hydroxyapatite

Sang Yup Lee, Jung Hun Kwak, Min Sung Kim, Suk Woo Nam, Tae Hoon Lim, Seong Ahn Hong, Ki June Yoon

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In order to produce hydrogen for application to fuel cells, the optimal conditions for partial oxidation of propane were studied in this research. Ceria-promoted nickel-calcium hydroxyapatite catalysts (CexNi 2.5Ca10(OH)2(PO4)6; x = 0.1 - 0.3) were investigated for determination of the optimal content of ceria and ratio of O2/C3H8. With O2/C 3H8 = 1.5 (ideal reaction), ceria-promoted catalysts did not exhibit higher hydrogen yield than the unpromoted catalyst. However, as the O2/C3H8 ratio was increased to 2.0 and higher, ceria-promoted catalysts exhibited higher hydrogen yield and lower hydrocarbon by-product selectivities. The optimal conditions were determined to be content of ceria (x) of 0.1 and O2/C3H88 ratio of 2.0.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-232
Number of pages7
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar


  • Calcium hydroxyapatite
  • Ceria
  • Nickel
  • Partial oxidation
  • Propane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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