Butane Steam Reforming: Comparison of Two Ni/MgO-Pd Catalysts with YSZ and GDC Supports

Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Hall 2 (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre)
H. Seomoon (POSTECH), J. G. Sung, Y. S. Chung, J. S. Chung, and N. M. Sammes (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
Butane steam reforming with two different types of nickel magnesia catalysts is investigated. The catalytic and electrocatalytic properties of nickel magnesia with YSZ and GDC supports made using different calcinations temperatures; 673K, 873K, 973K, and 1073K are determined. A palladium doped catalyst sample is used to examine the effects of metals on the performance. Moreover, S/C ratio is also controlled from 4 to 6 to elucidate the mechanism of butane steam reforming. The effect of microstructural change and properties are observed using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to characterize the differences in reforming performance.