Publications

Hydrogen is renewable, ecofriendly, lightweight, high combustion efficiency and zero-emission fuel. Dry reforming of methane is the growing technology for producing hydrogen. In this study, dry reforming of methane was conducted over Ni/Y2O3 ...
20% iron catalysts supported on combined alumina and silica through different proportions (Al2O3:SiO2: 100:0.00, 90.0:10.0, 80.0:20.0 and 0.0:100.0) were tested for the catalytic decomposition of methane to produce H2 and carbon. The catalysts were...
A novel approach to the in situ regeneration of a spent alumina-supported cobalt–iron catalyst for catalytic methane decomposition is reported in this work. The spent catalyst was obtained after testing fresh catalyst in catalytic methane...
The modern world needs to find an alternative fuel that can replace the nonrenewable fossil fuels. Being versatile, sustainable, efficient, and clean energy carrier, hydrogen has the potential to play that role. Contrasted to conventional...
In the recent past, intensive studies have been directed towards the use of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) for pollutant uptake and pathogens deactivation from water. However, the chemical behaviour of these suspended colloids in water and their...
Methane decomposition reaction has been studied at three different activation temperatures (500 °C, 800 °C and 950 °C) over mesoporous alumina supported Ni–Fe and Mn–Fe based bimetallic catalysts. On co-impregnation of Ni on Fe/Al2O3 the activity of...
Ni (2.5 wt%) and Co (2.5 wt%) supported over ZrO2/Al2O3 were prepared by following a hydrolytic co-precipitation method. The synthesized catalysts were further promoted by Rh incorporation (0.01–1.00 wt%) and tested for their catalytic performance...
Ni (2.5 wt%) and Co (2.5 wt%) supported over ZrO2/Al2O3 were prepared by following a hydrolytic co-precipitation method. The synthesized catalysts were further promoted by Rh incorporation (0.01–1.00 wt%) and tested for their catalytic performance...
In this work, the effect of sequence addition of silica and chromium precursors of one-pot synthesis of Cr/MCM-41catalysts on their structural properties and catalytic performance for oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane (ODH) to ethylene using CO2 ...
Highly active, nano-structured, mesoporous CeO2 (CN) supported Au catalysts have been studied for low temperature catalytic CO oxidation. These catalysts were synthesized by first synthesizing the CeO2 support via chitosan template process followed...
The performance of novel mesoporous Co-Ni/x%Sc-SBA–15 (x=0.0, 2.5, 5.0, 7.5 and 10.0) catalysts, prepared by hydrothermal method, was investigated for syngas production via methane dry reforming with CO2. Several techniques such as BET, TPR, XRD,...
Catalytic decomposition of natural gas has been opted as an alternative route for hydrogen production. Nickel- and Cobalt-based bimetallic catalysts over alumina support were prepared by the co-precipitation method for the investigation of hydrogen...
Effect of calcination temperature on Co-based catalysts was studied in order to evaluate the modifications in structural and catalytic properties for catalytic reforming of CH4 with CO2. In this regard, two sets of mono (i.e., CeO2 and ZrO2) and...
Methane is the most stable hydrocarbon and the highest component of natural gas. The occurrence of vast resources of natural gas promotes the catalytic decomposition of methane to produce hydrogen and valuable carbon. Hydrogen is an excellent energy...
Bimetallic catalysts, containing 5 wt% Ni + 5 wt% Co supported on γ-Al2O3 combined with different amounts of Sr promoter ranging from 0 to 1 wt%, for dry reforming reaction were prepared by the impregnation method. The dry reforming reaction was...
In this study, two series of Ni-based nanocatalysts were synthesized successfully by the polyol and surfactant-assisted methods and subsequently tested for hydrogen production from CO2–CH4 reforming. Surfactant-assisted catalysts were prepared by...
γ-Al2O3 supported Ni-Mn bimetallic catalysts for CO2 reforming of methane were prepared by impregnation method. The reforming reactions were conducted at 500–700 °C and atmospheric pressure using CO2/CH4/N2 with feed ratio of 17/17/2, at total flow...
Nano nickel catalysts supported over nano sized oxide powders (CeO2, ZrO2 and Al2O3) were prepared by the polyol method in ethylene glycol (EG) medium with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as a nucleation-protective agent. The activities of the prepared...
The nature of support and type of active metal affect catalytic performance. In this work, the effect of using La2O3 as promoter and support for Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalysts in dry reforming of methane was investigated. The reforming reactions were carried...
Two series of Co and Ni based catalysts supported over commercial (ZrO2, CeO2, and Al2O3) nano supports were investigated for dry reforming of methane. The catalytic activity of both Co and Ni based catalysts were assessed at different reaction...
Dry reforming of methane (CH4) with carbon dioxide (CO2) catalysts produces synthesis gas at atmospheric pressure. Synthesis gas is important feed stock to chemical and petrochemical industries to produce chemicals such as methanol and ammonia. It...
Dry reforming of methane (DRM) is an environment friendly process since it utilizes two major greenhouse gases (CH4 and CO2) to produce valuable syngas. Polyol process was adopted to prepare nano supported (Al2O3, ZrO2 and CeO2) Ni based nano...
The effect of addition of strontium in Co based catalysts during CO2 reforming of methane was investigated in the temperature range 500–700 °C. The Co/γ-Al2O3 supported catalysts with strontium as a promoter (0–2.25 wt%) were prepared by incipient...
Dry reforming reactions have important environmental implications, since they can utilize and/or mitigate greenhouse gases. An experimental study was carried out to prepare suitable catalysts for dry reforming of methane. The Ni/γ-Al2O3 supported...
Ni/γ-Al2O3, Ni/Y-zeolite, and Ni/H-ZSM-5 catalysts were prepared using the incipient wetness impregnation method. Their catalytic performance in dry reforming of methane was studied. The fresh and used catalysts and deposited carbon were...
A Ni–Ag catalyst was prepared and evaluated for the reforming of methane with CO2. The experiments were carried out under atmospheric conditions using a 17 : 17 : 2 CH4/CO2/N2 gas mixture at a total flow rate of 36 mL min−1 and a reaction...
The catalytic reforming of methane with carbon dioxide using Pd promoter on 1% Ni/20%TiO2-P25+80%α-Al2O3 was investigated. An experimental study was carried out using the catalyst prepared by impregnation method. The catalysts were dried at 120°C...
Catalyst activity and stability for CO2 reforming of CH4 depends specifically upon the support and the active metal. A side reaction of dry reforming of methane is the decomposition to carbon that covers the Ni particles causing catalyst...
The Ni catalysts supported on γ-Al2O3 were synthesized by an impregnation method. Their catalytic performance in methane dry reforming was investigated. The reforming reactions were carried out in a microreactor using a CO2:CH4 feed ratio of 1:1, a...
Carbon dioxide reforming of methane to synthesis gas over an alumina-supported 1% Ni-based catalyst has been investigated at atmospheric pressure. The reforming reactions were carried out at reaction temperatures of 500–800°C. The catalyst activity...
Carbon dioxide reforming of methane to synthesis gas over Ni supported alumina catalysts was investigated at atmospheric pressure. Two supports: high surface area γ-Al2O3 (SA-6175) and low surface α-Al2O3 (SA-5239) were used for the preparation of...