Low temperature steam reforming of methane over metal catalyst supported on CexZr1-xO2 in an electric field

Yasushi Sekine*, Masayuki Haraguchi, Masahiko Matsukata, Eiichi Kikuchi

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Catalytic steam reforming of methane in an electric field (named "electreforming") was conducted over metal catalysts supported on CeO2 or CexZr1-xO2 at low temperatures such as 423 K where conventional catalytic reactions hardly proceeded. The conversion of methane was greatly increased by weak and effective application of an electric field to the catalyst bed. Use of Ce xZr1-xO2 as a catalyst support promoted electreforming, the lattice oxygen of CexZr1-xO 2 playing an important role. Energy efficiency of electreforming, reaction mechanism, and the role of lattice oxygen were investigated and are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-125
Number of pages10
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 10
Externally publishedYes


  • Ce ZrO oxide
  • Electreforming
  • Hydrogen production
  • Low temperature reaction
  • Steam reforming of methane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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