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IJCEA 2013 Vol.4(5): 315-320 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2013.V4.317

Syngas Production from Dry Reforming of Methane over Nano Ni Polyol Catalysts

Muhammad Awais Naeem, Ahmed Sadeq Al-Fatesh, Wasim Ullah Khan, Ahmed Elhag Abasaeed, and Anis Hamza Fakeeha
Abstract—Dry reforming of methane (DRM) is an environment friendly process since it utilizes two major greenhouse gases (CH4 and CO2) to produce valuable syngas. Polyol process was adopted to prepare nano supported (Al2O3, ZrO2 and CeO2) Ni based nano catalysts for DRM reaction. All catalysts were prepared in ethylene glycol medium with polyvinylpyrrolidone as a nucleation-protective agent. The main objective of this study was to develop a suitable catalyst, for syngas production, which possessed high activity, stability and minimum coking rate during DRM. The catalytic activities of the prepared catalysts were evaluated in the temperature range 500-800°C. The obtained results revealed that catalytic performance depends on the nature of support. Amongst all tested catalysts, Ni-Zr Pol showed highest activity (87.2%) and stability (%D.F= -0.46). On the other hand Ni-Al Pol catalyst exhibited acceptable activity (84.8%) with minimum coking rate (0.015 g/gcat.h) while Ni-Ce Pol showed smallest activity (83.2%) with large amount of coke deposition (0.025 g/gcat.h).

Index Terms—CO2/CH4 reforming, nano-Ni, nano support, polyol method, activity.

The authors are with the Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: engrawaisnaeem@yahoo.com, aalfatesh@ksu.edu.sa, wasimkhan49@gmail.com, abasaeed@ksu.edu.sa, anishf@ksu.edu.sa).

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Cite:Muhammad Awais Naeem, Ahmed Sadeq Al-Fatesh, Wasim Ullah Khan, Ahmed Elhag Abasaeed, and Anis Hamza Fakeeha, "Syngas Production from Dry Reforming of Methane over Nano Ni Polyol Catalysts," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 315-320, 2013.

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