Pt–Ni based catalyst for ethanol reforming in a fluidized bed membrane reactor

Concetta Ruocco, Eugenio Meloni, Vincenzo Palma, Martin van Sint Annaland, Vincenzo Spallina, Fausto Gallucci

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    This work reports the preparation and characterization of a novel catalyst for ethanol reforming especially designed for use in a fluidized bed membrane reactor (FBMR). The catalyst was tested under fluidization conditions and the results show good attrition resistance of the catalyst and no chemical interaction with the membrane material. Furthermore, the catalyst was studied in more details for kinetics. The results of catalytic tests suggested different pathways for steam and oxidative reforming of ethanol. It was found that at the studied conditions ethanol is completely converted. A simplified kinetic model was thus proposed and kinetic parameters were evaluated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20122-20136
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
    Issue number44
    Early online date1 Sept 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2016


    • Ethanol reforming
    • Fluidization
    • Kinetics
    • Membrane reactor
    • Pt–Ni catalyst


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