Catalysis Today, Vol.348, 236-242, 2020
The effect of modifier identity on the performance of Ni-based catalyst supported on gamma-Al2O3 in dry reforming of methane
Dry reforming of methane (DRM) for the production of synthesis gas (syngas: H-2 + CO) was performed over a series of nickel-based catalysts supported on.-alumina promoted by B, Si, Ti, Zr, Mo and W. All catalysts were prepared by the wet incipient impregnation method and were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N-2 physisorption, H-2-TPR, CO2-TPD, XPS, SEM and TGA. Among different catalysts investigated, 5Ni3SiAl and 5Ni3WAl catalytic systems were found highly active with excellent coke resistance in DRM, as both catalyst systems showed >64% CH4 conversion, >70% CO2 conversion, and >0.90 mol H-2/CO ratio over seven hours of reaction. The strong interaction between NiO and gamma-alumina support in the presence of Si or W oxide modifier (in 5Ni3SiAl or 5Ni3WAl) was indicated as the main factor positively affecting both Ni dispersion and stability.