Oxidation of CH4 and CO2 reforming of CH4 over Rh/ZrO2 catalysts with different metal dispersions

Shin Ichi Ito, Ken Nagashima, Ryo Araki, Takayoshi Yarimizu, Satoshi Kameoka, Kimio Kunimori

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Oxidation of CFU under lean condition (800 ppm) and CO2 reforming of CH4 were carried out using Rh/ZrO2 catalysts with different metal dispersions. It was found that both reactions showed a similar structure-sensitive behavior: The TOF decreased with increasing of Rh dispersion. It is suggested that the rate determining step is dissociative adsorption of CH4 for both reactions, and strong Rh-O bonds in smaller Rh crystallites may lead to a suppression of the dissociative adsorption of CH4 on the Rh surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-566
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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