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Title: Comprehensive study on the effect of magnesium loading over nickel-ordered mesoporous alumina for dry reforming of methane
Authors: Karam, Leila
Armandi, Marco
Casale, Sandra
Khoury, Vanessa El
Bonelli, Barbara
Massiani, Pascale
Hassan, Nissrine El 
Affiliations: Department of Chemical Engineering 
Department of Chemical Engineering 
Keywords: Nickel
Mesoporous alumina
Dry reforming of methane
Carbon dioxide
Issue Date: 2020
Part of: Energy conversion and management
Volume: 225
Start page: 1
End page: 15
A comprehensive study of the effect of Mg loading on the performances in Dry Reforming of Methane of a series of mesoporous Ni6-Mgx-Al2O3 catalysts containing 6 wt% Ni and 0 to 26 wt% Mg is presented. Complementary characterizations by N2 sorption, XRD, SEM/TEM, FT-IR, H2-TPR and H2-TPD of the materials, synthesized by one-pot EISA method and studied in their calcined and reduced forms, reveal excellent porous ordering and high and homogeneous chemicals distribution up to an intermediate Mg content. Afterwards, MgO segregation occurs associated to some structural loss, to nickel sintering due to a change from nickel aluminate to NiO-based species, and to strong basic sites formation. In line with these physicochemical changes, all catalytic results reveal the existence of volcano curves in which the optimum Mg content is between 5 and 10 wt%. This optimum is also discussed in view of turn over frequencies and activation energy values.
DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113470
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Type: Journal Article
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