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Catalysts based on Ni/(CeZr)O2-MgAl2O4 and Ni/(X2O3 + ZrO2)-MgAl2O4 (X = la, SM, Y) applied to methane tri-reforming to production of hydrogen and synthesis gas

Grant number: 14/25972-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): January 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Jose Mansur Assaf
Grantee:Ananda Vallezi Paladino Lino
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Studying synthesis gas production, which can be synthesized from a reaction called methane tri-reforming, being also a hydrogen source, is the main subject of this project. The catalytic system will consist of nickel based catalysts supported on MgAl2O4 (spinel) structure, promoted with (CeZr)O2 and (X2O3 + ZrO2), X=La, Sm, Y. This catalytic system choice was based on literature reports that point zirconia (ZrO2) as a promising catalyst support applied to methane tri-reforming. As an attempt to reduce catalyst cost, zirconia associated to other rare earth elements oxides such as Ce, La, Sm and the element Y (yttrium) will be applied as the spinel support promoter. With this work, active and stable catalysts are expected to be obtained. Optimizing operating conditions to produce a synthesis gas with ideal quality to apply it as raw material to liquid fuels synthesis is also expected, once they can be alternatives to gasoline and diesel oil. (AU)

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PALADINO LINO, ANANDA VALLEZI; RODELLA, CRISTIANE BARBIERI; ASSAF, ELISABETE MOREIRA; ASSAF, JOSE MANSUR. Methane tri-reforming for synthesis gas production using Ni/CeZrO2/MgAl2O4 catalysts: Effect of Zr/Ce molar ratio. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, v. 45, n. 15, p. 8418-8432, . (14/25972-8, 14/50279-4, 15/06246-7)
PALADINO LINO, ANANDA VALLEZI; ASSAF, ELISABETE MOREIRA; ASSAF, JOSE MANSUR. X-ZrO2 addition (X = Ce, La, Y and Sm) on Ni/MgAl2O4 applied to methane tri-reforming for syngas production. JOURNAL OF CO2 UTILIZATION, v. 33, p. 273-283, . (14/25972-8, 14/50279-4)
PALADINO LINO, ANANDA VALLEZI; COLMENARES CALDERON, YORMARY NATHALY; MASTELARO, VALMOR ROBERTO; ASSAF, ELISABETE MOREIRA; ASSAF, JOSE MANSUR. Syngas for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis by methane tri-reforming using nickel supported on MgAl2O4 promoted with Zr, Ce and Ce-Zr. Applied Surface Science, v. 481, p. 747-760, . (14/50279-4, 14/25972-8)

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