The Activity of Ni-Based Catalysts on Steam Reforming of Glycerol for Hydrogen Production

  • ALI SALEM EBSHISH Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Zahira Yaakob Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Binitha Narayanan Department of Chemistry, Sree Neelakanta Government Sanskrit College,
  • Ahmed M. Bshish Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Wan Ramli Wan Daud Fuel Cell Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
Keywords: Hydrogen production, Impregnation method, Glycerol reforming, Nickel catalysts

Abstract

Glycerol, the readily available bio renewable material, is effectively utilized for hydrogen production by a steam reforming reaction. The experiments were carried out in a continuous flow fixed-bed reactor over Nickel supported alumina catalysts under atmospheric pressure at 600°C and three hours reaction time. 5%wt Ni was loaded over γ-Al2O3 and effect of promoter metals such as Fe and Co over Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalytic systems were evaluated. The catalysts were characterized by BET surface area, XRD and SEM techniques. The activity results showed that the addition of Co enhanced the catalyst performance. The catalysts exhibited a good activity and selectivity to hydrogen.

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Published
21-09-2011
How to Cite
EBSHISH, A. S., Yaakob, Z., Narayanan, B., Bshish, A. M., & Wan Daud, W. R. (2011). The Activity of Ni-Based Catalysts on Steam Reforming of Glycerol for Hydrogen Production. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 3(1). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/138
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Issue on Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering