The influence of supported Ni catalysts on the product gas distribution and H2 yield during cellulose pyrolysis

Two groups of Ni catalysts, supported on γ-Al2O3 and MCM-41, respectively, were prepared by incipient wetness impregnation and tested for their influence on the pyrolytic decomposition of cellulose

Ming Zhao; Nicholas H. Florin; Andrew T. Harris

2009

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  • Two groups of Ni catalysts, supported on γ-Al2O3 and MCM-41, respectively, were prepared by incipient wetness impregnation and tested for their influence on the pyrolytic decomposition of cellulose
  • MCM-41 supported Ni significantly elevated the yield of H2 and total gaseous product, both under Ar and with the injection of additional water vapour when compared with the γ-Al2O3 support. 15 wt.%Ni/γ-Al2O3 and 5 wt.%Ni/MCM-41 were identified as the most active catalysts from the two groups with regards to H2 selectivity and yield

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