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Promoting effects of doping ZnO into coprecipitated Ni-Al2O3 catalyst on methane decomposition to hydrogen and carbon nanofibers

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Promoting effects of doping ZnO into coprecipitated Ni-Al2O3 catalyst on methane decomposition to hydrogen and carbon nanofibers
Abstract

ZnO was doped into coprecipitated Ni-Al2O3 catalyst to promote the activity and the stability in methane decomposition to hydrogen and carbon nanofibers. The promoting effects were examined with XRD, TPR, XPS and TEM, using an in situ thermal balance reactor and a tubular fixed-bed reactor. The results showed that there was a strong interaction between Ni-Al2O3 and the doped ZnO, which may result in the formation of ZnAl2O4 spinel-like structure. The doping of ZnO could improve both the activity and the stability of nickel particles in methane decomposition. Such promotion effects became more pronounced with the increase of ZnO content. The evolution of the morphologies of the carbon produced and of the catalyst particles with the reaction temperature suggested that the doping of ZnO may delay the appearance of the quasi-liquid state of the catalyst particles to the range of higher temperatures and may weaken the interfacial wetting effect between catalyst particles and the growing carbon layers to delay the encapsulation process of the catalyst particles.

Graphical abstractDirect decomposition of methane is an attractive route to produce CO/CO2-free hydrogen and solid carbon. Compared with steam reforming of methane, the process is significantly simple and energy-saving and gives real zero emission of CO2. Coprecipitated nickel-rich Ni-Al2O3 catalysts are highly active, however, the catalysts are inevitably deactivated owing to encapsulation of the catalyst particles by the solid carbon produced. The doping of ZnO to promote the stability of coprecipitated Ni-Al2O3 catalyst was investigated.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide

Keywords
Coprecipitated Ni-Al2O3 catalyst; Methane decomposition; Promoting effect; ZnO; Quasi-liquid state
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 337, Issue 2, 25 March 2008, Pages 148–154
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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