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Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol.181, 599-611, 2016
Well-formed, size-controlled ruthenium nanoparticles active and stable for acetic acid steam reforming
Mg(Al)O supported Ru and Rh catalysts with low loading of active metal (0.5 wt.%) were tested in the steam reforming (SR) of acetic acid (AA) to hydrogen rich mixtures. Two synthetic procedures were adopted to deposit metal nanoparticles on support material: conventional impregnation from metal chlorides aqueous solutions and size-controlled metal nanoparticles (SCMNPs) deposition method. SCMNP derived Ru catalysts showed good performances fully comparable to standard Rh based systems. After 20 h t.o.s. at reaction temperature of 700 degrees C, steam-to-carbon ratio of 3 and weight hourly space velocity of 6 h(-1), Ru catalysts showed 100% conversion and hydrogen yield higher than 70%. The presence of well formed metal nanoparticles and the residual hydrotalcite present in the support play a determinant role in limiting the deactivation by coke deposition and by nanoparticles sintering. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.