Characterization of Ni-Cu-based catalysts for multi-fuel steam reformer

Martin Khzouz, Joe Wood, Kevin Kendall, Waldemar Bujalski

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Low-temperature methane and methanol steam-reforming catalysts Ni/Al 2O 3, Cu/Al 2O 3 and Ni-Cu/ Al2O3 with various loadings of Ni and Cu were prepared using a wet impregnation method. The samples were characterized using scanning electron microscope, surface area (BET) test, X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared test, CO chemisorption test and temperature-programmed reduction tests. XRD testing showed that NiO and CuO were present. Ni-Cu-alloyed catalyst shows a significant change in the catalyst characteristics compared with those of individual metals. The results presented in this paper show the main changes in the catalyst properties using ex situ testing.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberctr019
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Fuel reformer
  • Hydrogen
  • Methane steam reforming
  • Methanol steam reforming
  • Ni-Cu catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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