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dc.contributor.advisorEstephane, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.authorAyoub, Marcen_US
dc.contributor.authorSafieh, Khaleden_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p.53-58).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Jane Estephane.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe depletion of the worldwide crude oil reserves has pushed experts to search for an alternative fossil fuel that can compensate the huge global energy demand. Natural Gas, which is a combustible gas available in the Earths crust along with crude oil, appeared to be a promising, and an environmentally friendly source of energy. Due to its availability and large quantities, natural gas would play a significant role for the worlds supply of fuel in the future. Natural gas can be processed by Dry Reforming in order to produce syngas which can be utilized later on in many industrial processes. This study focuses on the Dry Reforming process catalyzed by Nickel impregnated on NaY zeolite. Different samples of the catalyst were prepared via two methods: the classical impregnation or incipient wetness method and the two solvents method, with a variation in the active phase impregnation percentage (2.5%, 5%, 7.5% and 15%) and one sample with 7.5% impregnated Nickel was prepared with the addition of 0.1% Rhodium promoter. These samples were characterized by several techniques: TEM, TPR, EDS, XRD and N2 sorption and were tested under activity and stability tests in order to find the best catalyst to be used in the Dry Reforming process. The catalyst prepared with 15% impregnated Nickel by the two solvents method showed the best activity and stability among all the prepared samples, because it reached 50% conversion at lower temperatures (around 408°C) and also reached 100% conversion (at around 500°C) which was not the case of the other samples. Also, this sample showed a better stability for both CH4 and CO2 conversions.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBy Marc Ayoub, Khaled Safiehen_US
dc.format.extentxii, 58 p. :ill., tables ;30 cmen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.titleNickel on zeolites for dry reforming of methaneen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Chemical Engineeringen_US
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