This project involves the development of a wide variety of catalysts for the CO2 dry reforming of methane.
Catalytic reforming of methane with carbon dioxide, also known as dry reforming (CH4(g) + CO2(g) ↔ 2CO(g) + 2H2(g)), is a promising process for simultaneous chemical transformation of two major greenhouse gases, CO2 and CH4, to syngas.
Syngas can be used in a variety of downstream processes such as methanol production, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis processes and carbonylation, hydrogenation, and hydroformylation processes.
In this context, a wide variety of catalysts which have been synthesized by various methods has been developed and extensively investigated for the CO2 Dry Reforming of Methane (DRM) in the CAMIC laboratories.
The efficiency of prepared catalysts has been studied for DRM reaction using a fixed-bed quartz reactor at atmospheric pressure.
The materials have been characterized by BET surface area, crystalline phases, surface element composition, EDS mapping and texture Spent catalysts were characterized by XRD, TEM, Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and FT-Raman.
PhD positions available
Contact Dr Mohamad Hassan Amin for possible candidature/collaboration opportunities
- M. H Amin, P. Sudarsanam, S. B. Abd Hamid, S. K. Bhargava, Understanding the role of lanthanide promoters on the structure-activity of nanosized Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalysts in carbon dioxide reforming of methane, Applied Catalysis A: General 492 (2015) 160-168. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926860X1400800X
- M. H Amin, J. Tardio, S. K. Bhargava, An investigation on the role of ytterbium in ytterbium promoted γ-alumina-supported nickel catalysts for dry reforming of methane, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(2013) 14223-14231. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319913019800
- M. H Amin, K. Mantri, J. Newnham, J. Tardio, S. K. Bhargava, Highly stable Ytterbium Promoted Ni/γ-Al2O3 Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 119– 120 (2012) 217– 226. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926337312000963
- Jarrod. K. Mantri, M. H Amin, J. Tardio, S. K. Bhargava, Highly stable and active Ni-mesoporous alumina catalysts for dry reforming of methane, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37(2) (2012) 1454-1464. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319911023950