Partial regeneration of Ni-based catalysts for hydrogen production via methane cracking part II: modeling and optimization

Koc R., Alper E., Croiset E., Elkamel A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, cilt.33, ss.825-841, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/kim-0809-33
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.825-841


High purity, carbon monoxide-free hydrogen and filamentous carbon can be produced by thermo-catalytic cracking of methane. Carbon. laments continue to grow until the catalyst deactivates because of carbon encapsulation. Regeneration of catalyst is important to maintain a continuous process. Our work on optimization of the partial regeneration method showed that activity of the catalyst can be sustained for longer times by gasifying not all but some extent of the deposited carbon. In the previous work, a kinetic model was developed to be able to understand the reaction mechanism of deactivation of fresh catalyst at the molecular level. The objective of this study was to develop a well-fitted kinetic model for deactivation of regenerated catalyst.