Coke tolerance of Ni/Al2O3 nanosheet catalyst for dry reforming of methane

Research paper by Won Yong Kim, Young Hye Lee, Hunmin Park, Yo Han Choi, Min Hee Lee, Jae Sung Lee

Indexed on: 14 Mar '16Published on: 03 Mar '16Published in: Catalysis Science & Technology


In the dry reforming of methane with CO2, coke formation in the catalyst during the reaction is the most serious problem. As a coke resistant reforming catalyst, Ni/Al2O3 nanosheets were synthesized by a solvothermal method. The synthesized nanosheet catalysts demonstrated highly stable methane conversion, although the amount of deposited carbon was similar to that in Ni/Al2O3 with a random morphology that deactivated rapidly. The critical effect of nanosheet morphology has been demonstrated on the coke tolerance of the nickel-based dry reforming catalyst.

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