Cs-promoted Ni/Fe catalyst as a Cr-free, high temperature shift catalyst for steam methane reformate without additional supply of steam

Joon Yeob Lee, Dae Won Lee, Myung Suk Lee, Kwan Young Lee

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The goal of this study was to investigate the Cs-promoted Ni/Fe catalysts for high temperature shift reaction. The performance of all the catalysts was evaluated at 400 °C and 75,000 ml/gcat h under the reactant composition: 56.7% H2, 10% CO, 26.7% H2O, and 6.7% CO 2, assuming gas production from the steam methane reformer at a H2O/CH4 ratio = 3 with 100% CH4 conversion and with no extra steam added for the protection of the catalyst. The Cs/Ni/Fe (Ni:Fe = 34:66; weight ratio) catalysts of 3.9-6.0 Cs wt.% showed excellent CO removal activities and suppressed the progress of methanation effectively. This performance was related to the increment of amount in weakly basic sites through Cs promotion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 15



  • Alkali-metal promoted catalyst
  • High temperature shift
  • Methanation
  • Ni/Fe
  • Water gas shift reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Chemistry(all)

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