The Performance of the Cu-Zn/CeO2 Catalysts in the Steam Reforming of Methanol Reaction
The performances of different xCu10Ce and xZn10Ce (x = 1, 3, and 5) catalysts prepared by impregnation method then pelletised, were investigated in the steam reforming of methanol (SRM) under a GHSV = 15500 h-1 with H2O/CH3OH = 2. The impregnation of copper over ceria supports shows better results than that of zinc. The catalytic activity in the Cu-based depends on the dispersion of the copper species. The methanol conversion rate is related to the formation of an optimum content of reduced copper species.
Maher Soueidan, Mohamad Roumié and Pierre Masri
M. Mrad et al., "The Performance of the Cu-Zn/CeO2 Catalysts in the Steam Reforming of Methanol Reaction", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 324, pp. 157-161, 2011