Catalytic activity of atomized Ni3Al powder for hydrogen generation by methane steam reforming

Yan Ma, Ya Xu, Masahiko Demura, Dong Hyun Chun, Guoqiang Xie, Toshiyuki Hirano

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    The catalytic activity of Ni3Al for methane steam reforming was investigated for the first time using its atomized powder. It was found that the activity was significantly enhanced by the combined pretreatment of acid and alkali leaching, while it was quite low for the as-received powder. The high activity was attributed to the formation of fine Ni particles on the porous surface of the powder.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-36
    Number of pages6
    JournalCatalysis Letters
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 1


    • Atomized powder
    • Catalytic activity
    • Methane steam reforming
    • NiAl

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)


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