Effect of hydrocarbon structure on steam reforming over Ni/perovskite catalyst

Takuma Higo, Takashi Hashimoto, Daiki Mukai, Satoshi Nagatake, Shuhei Ogo, Yukihiro Sugiura, Yasushi Sekine*

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Ni/perovskite-type oxide catalyst (Ni/La0.7Sr0.3AlO2.85: LSAO) shows high catalytic activity and low carbon formation during the steam reforming of aromatic hydrocarbons because of the high mobility of lattice oxygen in the support. The reaction mechanisms of the catalyst were investigated by characterizations and catalytic activity tests for steam reforming of various hydrocarbons including toluene, methylcyclohexane, and n-heptane. The catalytic performance was affected by the reactant structure, as revealed by Arrhenius plots and FT-IR analyses. Adsorption state and stability of reaction intermediates were very important factors in the catalytic activity for steam reforming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-96
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of The Japan Petroleum Institute
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Adsorption state
  • Hydrocarbon steam reforming
  • Hydrogen production
  • Nickel catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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