Ultralow temperature steam reforming of methane with novel catalytic system in an electric field

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

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Abstract

We investigated novel catalytic reaction system which was activated by an electric field. These catalytic systems showed very high activity compared to conventional catalytic reaction systems, and it works at ultra-low temperature. As for the steam reforming of methane, although Pt supported on CeO2 catalyst without an electric field showed no activity at 423 K, the addition of an electric field to the catalyst promoted the reaction, and higher conversion of methane was observed at the same temperature. Pt/CeO2 catalyst was activated by the electric field and synergetic effect of Pt catalyst and electric field was observed. All the carbon atoms reacted were converted into carbon dioxide via water gas shift. At such low temperature, thermodynamic equilibrium is far from such high methane conversion. Catalytic reactions in an electric field proceed under mild conditions and show a quick response. This novel hybrid system seems to be a promising fuel processing catalytic system at low temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 238th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 2009 Aug 162009 Aug 20

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727

Conference

Conference238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period09/8/1609/8/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Sekine, Y., Tomioka, M., Haraguchi, M., Matsukata, M., & Kikuchi, E. (2009). Ultralow temperature steam reforming of methane with novel catalytic system in an electric field. In American Chemical Society - 238th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers (ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts).