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Evaluation of Co, La, and Mn promoted Rh catalysts for autothermal reforming of commercial diesel
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
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2014 (English)In: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, ISSN 0926-3373, E-ISSN 1873-3883, Vol. 154, 386-394 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The objective of this paper was to study the influence three promoters (Co, La, Mn) had on the catalytic activity of Rh-based catalysts for autothermal reforming of diesel. The catalysts were supported on CeO2ZrO2 and the loading was 1 wt.% Rh and 6 wt.% promoter. The catalytic activity was evaluated in a monolith bench scale reactor with Swedish Environmental diesel, MK1. The process parameters employed at the ATR experiments were; O-2/C similar to 0.45, H2O/C similar to 2.5 and GHSV similar to 50,000h(-1), meanwhile the reactor temperature was ramped from 700 degrees C to 950 degrees C. The catalysts were compared based on their fuel conversion, H-2 yield and the selectivity of different short-chain hydrocarbons. The results showed that all three catalysts had both high fuel conversion and H-2 yield in the optimal ATR operation temperatures. The H-2 yield and fuel conversion were increasing in the order Rh/Mn, Rh/La, Rh/Co. To get further insight in the difference between the materials the fresh and aged catalytic materials were characterized. The characterization methods used were H-2-temperature programmed reduction (H-2-TPR), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), and BET surface measurements. The BET surface measurements showed that promotion with La gave improved thermal stability of the material. The XRD showed a high dispersion of all metals except Co, which was present as crystals in the size range of the particles of the support.

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2014. Vol. 154, 386-394 p.
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Autothermal reforming, Rhodium, Bimetallic, Diesel, Monolith
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-104378DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.02.043ISI: 000335098800045OAI: diva2:723602


Available from: 2014-06-11 Created: 2014-06-10 Last updated: 2014-06-11Bibliographically approved

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