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Production of syngas from steam reforming and CO removal with water gas shift reaction over nanosized Zr0.95Ru0.05O2-delta solid solution

Shinde, Vijay M and Madras, Giridhar (2013) Production of syngas from steam reforming and CO removal with water gas shift reaction over nanosized Zr0.95Ru0.05O2-delta solid solution. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 38 (32). pp. 13961-13973.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.08.070

Abstract

This study presents the synthesis, characterization, and kinetics of steam reforming of methane and water gas shift (WGS) reactions over highly active and coke resistant Zr0.93Ru0.05O2-delta. The catalyst showed high activity at low temperatures for both the reactions. For WGS reaction, 99% conversion of CO with 100% H-2 selectivity was observed below 290 degrees C. The detailed kinetic studies including influence of gas phase product species, effect of temperature and catalyst loading on the reaction rates have been investigated. For the reforming reaction, the rate of reaction is first order in CH4 concentration and independent of CO and H2O concentration. This indicates that the adsorptive dissociation of CH4 is the rate determining step. The catalyst also showed excellent coke resistance even under a stoichiometric steam/carbon ratio. A lack of CO methanation activity is an important finding of present study and this is attributed to the ionic nature of Ru species. The associative mechanism involving the surface formate as an intermediate was used to correlate experimental data. Copyright (C) 2013, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Steam reforming; Hydrogen production; CO removal; Water gas shift; Tetragonal ZrO2
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 06:03
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 06:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48153

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