High active and selective Ni/Ceo2 –Al2O3 and Pd–Ni/Ceo2 –Al2O3 catalysts for oxy-steam reforming of methanol

Pawel Mierczynski, Agnieszka Mierczynska, Radoslaw Ciesielski, Magdalena Mosinska, Magdalena Nowosielska, Agnieszka Czylkowska, Waldemar Maniukiewicz, Malgorzata I. Szynkowska, Krasimir Vasilev

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Herein, we report monometallic Ni and bimetallic Pd–Ni catalysts supported on CeO2 –Al2 O3 binary oxide which are highly active and selective in oxy-steam reforming of methanol (OSRM). Monometallic and bimetallic supported catalysts were prepared by an impregnation method. The physicochemical properties of the catalytic systems were investigated using a range of methods such as: Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET), X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRD), Temperature-programmed reduction (TPR–H2), Temperature-programmed desorption (TPD–NH3), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with an energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM–EDS). We demonstrate that the addition of palladium facilitates the reduction of nickel catalysts. The activity tests performed for all catalysts confirmed the promotion effect of palladium on the catalytic activity of nickel catalyst and their selectivity towards hydrogen production. Both nickel and bimetallic palladium–nickel supported catalysts showed excellent stability during the reaction. The reported catalytic systems are valuable to make advances in the field of fuel cell technology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number380
Number of pages20
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Bimetallic catalyst
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Nickel
  • OSRM
  • Pd-Ni


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