In this study, a series of free-standing as well as controlled size Pt nanoparticles-loaded mesoporous metal oxides (NiO, Co 3 O 4, CeO 2 and MnO 2 ) with high surface area and designed pore structure were prepared by hard template method and used as catalysts for CO 2 hydrogenation together with dry reforming of CO 2 with methane. The physicochemical properties of catalysts were analysed by N 2 adsorption-desorption isotherm, XRD, TEM, and H 2 -TPR. Pt-free and Pt-loaded mesoporous NiO and Co 3 O 4 performed with high catalytic activity and selectivity for both CO 2 activation reactions. Pt-free NiO exhibited the highest catalytic activity and also showing 100% CH 4 selectivity between 473-673 K and 1:1 H 2 /CO 2 ratio between 673-973 K in CO 2 hydrogenation and dry reforming with methane, respectively. The enhanced catalytic properties can be due to the existence of metallic Ni as well as the optimal dynamics of Ni/NiO x structure under reaction conditions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Waste Management and Disposal
- Process Chemistry and Technology