Catalytic performance and characterization of Ni-Co catalysts for the steam reforming of biomass tar to synthesis gas

Lei Wang, Dalin Li, Mitsuru Koike, Hideo Watanabe, Ya Xu, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Keiichi Tomishige

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Abstract

The performances of Ni-Co/Al2O3 catalysts with the optimum composition were much higher than the corresponding monometallic Ni and Co catalysts in terms of the catalytic activity, the resistance to coke formation and catalyst life in the steam reforming of biomass tar. This behavior can be related to the formation of the Ni-Co solid solution alloys indicated from the characterization with XRD, TPR, TEM, H2 adsorption and EXAFS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-661
Number of pages8
JournalFuel
Volume112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Alloy
  • Biomass tar
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel
  • Steam reforming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry

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