Biogas reforming over bimetallic PdNi catalysts supported on phosphorus-modified alumina

Publication year: 2011
Source: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

S., Damyanova , B., Pawelec , K., Arishtirova , J.L.G., Fierro

A series of bimetallic PdNi catalysts supported on alumina modified with different amounts of phosphorus (0.5–5 wt%) were prepared. The effect of phosphorus content on the structure, surface properties and catalytic behavior of supported PdNi catalysts in biogas reforming was studied. The physicochemical properties of the samples were characterized by using different techniques: N2 adsorption–desorption isotherms, X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), temperature-programmed reduction (TPR), temperature-programmed desorption of ammonia (TPD), thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA) and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). The catalytic properties of the catalysts were evaluated in the reaction of reforming…

 Highlights: ► P content has influence on the surface and catalytic properties of PdNi/Al2O3 catalysts. ► The best catalytic performance in biogas reforming is observed at 0.5 wt% P. ► The increase of P content leads to metal agglomeration and carbon formation.