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Franz, R.P.M. (author)
The abundance of methane has led to a strong interest to use methane as a feedstock in the chemical industry. One of the main challenges is the initial activation of the methane molecule. In this thesis, heterogeneous catalysts for two different methane conversion processes are investigated. Firstly, the deactivation of supported Ni catalysts...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Franz, R.P.M. (author), Pinto, D. (author), Uslamin, E. (author), Urakawa, A. (author), Pidko, E.A. (author)
Industrial-scale reforming of methane is typically carried out with an excess of oxidant to suppress coking of the catalyst. On the other hand, many academic studies on dry reforming employ a CO<sub>2</sub>/CH<sub>4</sub> ratio of unity to quickly observe coking which can be reduced by adding a catalyst promoter. In this work, Ni/Al<sub>2<...
journal article 2021
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Franz, R.P.M. (author), Tichelaar, F.D. (author), Uslamin, E. (author), Pidko, E.A. (author)
Catalyst passivation refers to the formation of a protective oxide layer on the active metal particles that prevents their oxidation when exposed to air. Common passivation procedures, when applied to Ni/ Al2O3 catalysts, typically result in a significant decrease of the overall Ni surface area and, accordingly, the catalytic activity....
journal article 2021