Autothermal reforming of iso-octane and gasoline over Rh-based catalysts: Influence of CeO2/γ-Al2O3-based mixed oxides on hydrogen production

Yeon Gyu Jung, Yongmin Kim, Dae Hyung Lee, Seong Cheol Jang, SukWoo Nam, Jonghee Han, Sung An Hong, Dae Ki Choi, Chang Won Yoon

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Autothermal reforming (ATR) of iso-octane in the presence of Rh-based catalysts (0.5 wt% of Rh) supported onto γ-Al2O3, CeO2, and ZrO2 were initially carried out at 700 C with a S/C ratio of 2.0, an O/C ratio of 0.84, and a gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) of 20,000 h-1. The activity of Rh/γ-Al2O3 was found to be higher than Rh/CeO2 and Rh/ZrO2, with H2 and (H2 + CO) yields of 1.98 and 2.48 mol/mol C, respectively, after 10 h. This Rh/γ-Al2O3 material, however, was potentially susceptible to carbon coking and produced 3.5 wt% of carbon deposits following the reforming reaction, as evidenced by C, H, N, and S elemental analysis. In contrast, Rh/CeO2 catalyst exhibited lower activity but higher stability than Rh/γ-Al2O3, with nearly no carbon being formed within 10 h. To combine the superior activity originated from Rh/γ-Al2O3 with high stability from Rh/CeO2, Rh/CeO2/γ-Al2O3 catalysts with different CeO2 contents were synthesized and examined for the ATR reactions of iso-octane. Compared to Rh/γ-Al2O 3, the newly prepared Rh/CeO2/γ-Al2O 3 catalysts (0.5 wt% of Rh and 20 wt% of CeO2) showed even enhanced activity during 10 h, and H2 and (H2 + CO) yields were calculated to be 2.08 and 2.62 mol/mol C, respectively. In addition, as observed with Rh/CeO2, the catalyst was further found to be stable with less than 0.3 wt% of carbon deposition after 10 h. The Rh/γ-Al2O3 and Rh/CeO2/γ-Al 2O3 catalysts were eventually tested for ATR reactions using commercial gasoline that contained sulfur, aromatics, and other impurities. The Rh/γ-Al2O3 catalyst was significantly deactivated, showing decreased activity after 4 h, while the Rh/CeO2/γ-Al2O3 catalyst proved to be excellent in terms of stability against coke formation as well as activity towards the desired reforming reaction, maintaining its ability for H 2 production for 100 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15140-15151
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume38
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 22

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Keywords

  • Autothermal reforming
  • Gasoline
  • Hydrogen production
  • Iso-octane
  • Mixed oxide supports
  • Rhodium catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Autothermal reforming of iso-octane and gasoline over Rh-based catalysts : Influence of CeO2/γ-Al2O3-based mixed oxides on hydrogen production. / Jung, Yeon Gyu; Kim, Yongmin; Lee, Dae Hyung; Jang, Seong Cheol; Nam, SukWoo; Han, Jonghee; Hong, Sung An; Choi, Dae Ki; Yoon, Chang Won.

In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38, No. 35, 22.11.2013, p. 15140-15151.

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Jung, Yeon Gyu ; Kim, Yongmin ; Lee, Dae Hyung ; Jang, Seong Cheol ; Nam, SukWoo ; Han, Jonghee ; Hong, Sung An ; Choi, Dae Ki ; Yoon, Chang Won. / Autothermal reforming of iso-octane and gasoline over Rh-based catalysts : Influence of CeO2/γ-Al2O3-based mixed oxides on hydrogen production. In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2013 ; Vol. 38, No. 35. pp. 15140-15151.
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