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Methane decomposition over Fe supported
catalysts for hydrogen and nano carbon yield


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Production of hydrogen, being an environmentally
friendly energy source, has gained a lot of attention in the
recent years. In this article, iron-based catalysts, with
different active metal loadings, supported over magnesia
and titania are investigated for hydrogen production via
catalytic decomposition of methane. The catalytic activity
and stability results revealed that magnesia supported
catalysts performed better than titania supported
catalysts. Hydrogen reduction temperature of 500°C was
obtained suitable for catalyst activation. For magnesia
supported catalysts, only higher loadings i.e., 30% and
40% Fe-Mg catalysts showed reasonable activity, while all
titania supported catalysts presented less activity as well
as deactivation. Among all the catalysts, 30% Fe/MgO
catalyst displayed better activity. The formation of carbon
nanofibers was evidenced from morphological analysis.
FESEM and TEM images showed the generation of nonuniform
carbon nanofibers with broader diameter. The
catalysts were characterized using different techniques
such as BET, H2-TPR, O2-TPO, XRD, TGA, FESEM and TEM.







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31 - 12 - 2015
9 - 11 - 2015


  • Chemical
    Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud
    University P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Chemical
    Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud
    University P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Chemical
    Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud
    University P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Chemical
    Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud
    University P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Chemical
    Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud
    University P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
  • Chemical
    Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud
    University P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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