Aqueous Phase Reforming of Glycerol Over the Pd Loaded Ni/Al2O3 Catalysts
Bifunctional catalysts containing (0.5–1.5 wt%) palladium and 15 wt% of Nickel supported on γ-Al2O3 were prepared via an impregnation technique and catalysts were characterzed by XRD BET surface area and SEM, respectively. The aqueous phase reforming of glycerol (APR) was conducted over alumina-supported catalysts at different reaction conditions for catalytic activity. Finally, we concluded that the 1.0 wt% Pd 15 wt% Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalyst evidences higher conversion, hydrogen selectivity, lower alkane selectivity and CO production. This indicate that Pd loaded Ni/γ-Al2O3 could be a potential catalyst for the APR of glycerol.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2011
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