Catalysis Letters

, Volume 122, Issue 1, pp 121–130

Catalytic Performance of Ce1−xNixO2 Catalysts for Propane Oxidative Steam Reforming

  • Lidia Pino
  • Antonio Vita
  • Francesco Cipitì
  • Massimo Laganà
  • Vincenzo Recupero
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-007-9357-5

Cite this article as:
Pino, L., Vita, A., Cipitì, F. et al. Catal Lett (2008) 122: 121. doi:10.1007/s10562-007-9357-5

Abstract

The catalytic activity of Ce1−xNixO2 samples (x = 0.05; 0.10; 0.20) prepared by combustion synthesis have been evaluated in the Oxidative Steam Reforming of C3H8. The high activity and stability of Ce0.95Ni0.05O2 and Ce0.90Ni0.10O2 samples was ascribed to the co-existence of different Ni species: metallic, NiO highly dispersed and Ni2+ ions incorporated into CeO2.

Keywords

Propane oxidative steam reformingHydrogen productionCeria-supported nickel catalysts

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lidia Pino
    • 1
  • Antonio Vita
    • 1
  • Francesco Cipitì
    • 1
  • Massimo Laganà
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Recupero
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute CNR-ITAE MessinaItaly