Environmental Chemistry Letters

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 79–85 | Cite as

Influence of support on catalytic behavior of nickel catalysts in the steam reforming of ethanol for hydrogen production

  • Humberto V. Fajardo
  • Elson Longo
  • Daniela Z. Mezalira
  • Giselle B. Nuernberg
  • Gizelle I. Almerindo
  • André Collasiol
  • Luiz F. D. Probst
  • Irene T. S. Garcia
  • Neftalí L. V. Carreño
Original Paper

Abstract

Al2O3, MgO, SiO2 and ZnO-supported nickel catalysts were prepared and evaluated in the ethanol steam reforming for hydrogen production. It is shown that the catalytic behavior can be influenced depending on the experimental conditions employed and chemical composition of the catalyst.

Keywords

Steam reforming Ethanol Hydrogen Nickel catalysts 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Humberto V. Fajardo
    • 1
  • Elson Longo
    • 2
  • Daniela Z. Mezalira
    • 3
  • Giselle B. Nuernberg
    • 3
  • Gizelle I. Almerindo
    • 3
  • André Collasiol
    • 3
  • Luiz F. D. Probst
    • 3
  • Irene T. S. Garcia
    • 4
  • Neftalí L. V. Carreño
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de QuímicaUniversidade Federal de Ouro PretoOuro PretoBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Bioquímica e Tecnologia QuímicaUniversidade Estadual PaulistaAraraquaraBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de QuímicaUniversidade Federal de Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Química Analítica e InorgânicaUniversidade Federal de PelotasCapão do LeãoBrazil

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