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Production of Hydrogen by Autothermal Reforming of Propane over Ni/δ-Al2O3

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Abstract:

The performance of Ni/δ-Al2O3 catalyst in propane autothermal reforming (ATR) for hydrogen production was investigated in the present study. The catalysts were characterized using XRD, TEM, and SEM. The activity of the Ni/δ-Al2O3 catalyst manufactured by the water-alcohol method was better than those of the catalysts manufactured by the impregnation and chemical reduction methods. The Ni/δ-Al2O3 catalysts were modified by the addition of promoters such as Mg, La, Ce, and Co, in order to improve their stability and yield. Hydrogen production was the largest for the Ni-Co-CeO2/Al2O3 catalyst.

Keywords: AUTOTHERMAL REFORMING; HYDROGEN; NI/DELTA-AL2O3 CATALYST; PROPANE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2006.019

Publication date: 2006-11-01

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