study of the influence of Mg on ni-based catalysts obtained via one-pot synthesis for dry reforming of methane

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06-095 HELOISA PIMENTA MACEDO Medeiros, R.L.(UFRN); MACEDO, H.P.(Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte); Figueredo, G.P.(Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte); do Nascimento, R.A.(Univerisade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte); Braga, R.M.(Escola Agricola de Jundiaí); MELO, M.A.(Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte); Melo, D.M.(UFRN);

Ni-based catalysts supported on y-Al2O3 Mg-promoted (0.2, 0.4 and 0.6 mol) were obtained by  one-pot synthesis by microwave assisted combustion, using low content ureia and without additives. The catalysts were calcined at 550 ºC / 3 h and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), programmed temperature reduction (TPR), N2 fissisortion (BET-BJH), X-ray fluorescence (FRX), electron microscopy scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermogravimetry (TG) with coupled Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry (FTIR). The catalytic tests were carried out at a temperature of 700 ºC (activation and reaction) using CH4 / CO2 (1:1) for 20 h. The catalytic results show that the addition of magnesium considerably increases the conversions of CH4 and CO2 due to acidic modification of the surface.