Study of Ru/Sic monoliths for the production of hydrogen: Ammonia decomposition and propane steam reforming

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Abstract

Highly porous inverted beaded catalyst monoliths made from SiC and SiCN were developed, and integrated these structures within high-density, non-porous alumina housings. Characterization of these microreactors using ammonia decomposition at ≤ 1000°C showed that Ru catalyst supported by SiC enhances its catalytic activity compared to Ru on alumina or silica. Steam reforming of propane using the same Ru/SiC monoliths above 800°C was examined. The monoliths showed exceptional stability and retention of activity. Coking can be avoided since they can be operated above 800°C. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 17 2006

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/12/0611/17/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Kenis, P. J. A. (2006). Study of Ru/Sic monoliths for the production of hydrogen: Ammonia decomposition and propane steam reforming. In 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting (AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings).