Catalysis Letters

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 223–227

Catalytic properties of supported cobalt catalysts for steam reforming of ethanol

  • Authors
  • F. Haga
  • T. Nakajima
  • H. Miya
  • S. Mishima

DOI: 10.1023/A:1019039407126

Cite this article as:
Haga, F., Nakajima, T., Miya, H. et al. Catalysis Letters (1997) 48: 223. doi:10.1023/A:1019039407126


Steam reforming of ethanol, C2H5OH+H2O→2CO+4H2, was carried out over Co/Al2O3, Co/SiO2, Co/MgO, Co/ZrO2 and Co/C. The properties of the Co catalysts were greatly affected by the supports. Co/Al2O3 exhibited the highest selectivity for steam reforming of ethanol by suppression of methanation of CO and decomposition of ethanol.

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