Oxidative steam reforming of acetic acid on Ni catalysts: Influence of the La promotion on mesostructured supports
In this work, the support effect and the La2O3 promotion of Ni-based catalysts on the oxidative steam reforming of acetic acid as bio-oil model compound has been studied. Ni/ SBA-15 showed the worst catalytic performance with an acetic acid conversion dropping below 30% at 500 C ascribed to active phase oxidation. In contrast, Ni supported over mesoporous CeO2 (CeO2-m) reached better catalytic performance and lower coke formation due to the higher Ni dispersion and oxygen mobility of the support. On the other hand, La2O3 promotion to SBA-15 and CeO2-m led to even higher Ni dispersion and prevented sintering during the reforming reaction. This effect resulted in an improvement in the catalytic performance for both promoted samples. As a consequence of low Ni crystallite size and high oxygen mobility, Ni/La2O3eCeO2-m reached almost complete conversion (~96%), the highest hydrogen yield (~53%) maintained for 5 h with the lowest coke formation...
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Community of Madrid (project S2018/EMT-4344), and the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation (project PID2020-117273RB-I00).
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