The preparation and properties of coprecipitated Cu-Zr-Y and Cu-Zr-La catalysts used for the steam reforming of methanol

P. Clancy, John Breen, J.R.H. Ross

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Abstract

A series of Cu-zirconia catalysts containing various additives (Y2O3, La2O3, Al2O3 and CeO2) have been prepared by coprecipitation and their activities and stabilities under operating conditions have been obtained for the steam reforming of methanol. It has been found that an yttria-promoted catalyst containing 30 mol% Cu and 20 mol% of Y2O3 is not only very active but is also very stable under reaction conditions. The yttria appears to stabilise a high copper surface area and may also have a slight promotional effect on the copper. The results obtained with this material compare very favourably with data for the best catalysts reported in the literature. (C) 2007 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Today
Volume127 (1-4)
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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