Dry reforming of methane over palladium–platinum on carbon nanotube catalyst

Yuan Zhu, Kun Chen, Chen Yi, Somenath Mitra, Robert Barat

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A dry reforming (DR) catalyst based on bimetallic Pd–Pt supported on carbon nanotubes is presented. The catalyst was prepared using a microwave-induced synthesis. It showed enhanced DR activity in the 773–923 K temperature range at 3 atm. Observed carbon balances between the reactant and product gases imply minimal carbon deposition. A global three-reaction (reversible) kinetic model—consisting of DR, reverse water gas shift, and CH4 decomposition (MD)—adequately simulates the observed concentrations, product H2/CO ratios, and reactant conversions. Analysis shows that, under the conditions of this study, the DR and MD reactions are net forward and far from equilibrium, while the RWGS is near equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)888-896
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


  • Carbon dioxide
  • catalysis
  • kinetics
  • methane
  • nanotubes
  • reforming


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