Promotion effects of ceria in partial oxidation of methane over Ni-calcium hydroxyapatite

Ki Hoon Ki, Yup Lee Sang, Suk Woo Nam, Hoon Lim Tae, Seong Ahn Hong, June Yoon Ki

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Effects of ceria added as a promoter to a nickel-calcium hydroxyapatite catalyst, which has recently been reported to exhibit high activity and selectivity in partial oxidation of methane, were investigated. The ceria-promoted catalyst exhibited higher activity and stability than the unpromoted one. This is considered due to the oxygen storage capacity of ceria, which promotes easier removal of the deposited carbon. The optimum content of ceria was determined to lie in the range of the Ce/Ni ratio from 0.1/2.5 to 0.2/2.5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology.

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  • Calcium Hydroxyapatite
  • Ceria
  • Methane Partial Oxidation
  • Nickel
  • Promoter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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