skip to main content

Title: Dry reforming of hydrocarbon feedstocks

Developments in catalyst technology for the dry reforming of hydrocarbon feedstocks are reviewed for methane, higher hydrocarbons and alcohols. Thermodynamics, mechanisms and the kinetics of dry reforming are also reviewed. The literature on Ni catalysts, bi-metallic Ni catalysts and the role of promoters on Ni catalysts is critically evaluated. The use of noble and transitional metal catalysts for dry reforming is discussed. The application of solid oxide and metal carbide catalysts to dry reforming is also evaluated. Finally, various mechanisms for catalyst deactivation are assessed. This review also examines the various process related issues associated with dry reforming such as its application and heat optimization. Novel approaches such as supercritical dry reforming and microwave assisted dry reforming are briefly expanded upon.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Norfolk State University
  2. U.S. DOE
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0161--4940
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering; Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 4
Taylor and Francis Group
Research Org:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States). In-house Research; National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Country of Publication:
United States
CARBON DIOXIDE; CATALYSTS; NICKEL; DEACTIVATION; Carbon dioxide; Methane, Hydrogen production; Hydrocrbon; Dry reforming; Catalyst; Syngas, GHG; Nickel; Solid oxide; Metal carbide; Deactivation