Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (9): 931-941.doi: 10.15541/jim20170585

Special Issue: 环境材料

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Research Progress of Ni-based Composite Catalysts for Methane Dry Reforming

Peng ZHANG(), Qing ZHANG, Jing LIU, Lian GAO   

  1. School of Material Science and Engineer, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Received:2017-12-07 Revised:2018-03-04 Online:2018-09-20 Published:2018-08-14
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (51672174, 51502170);Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai Municipality (17ZR1414900);The Material Genome Initiative Project Foundation of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (16DZ2260602)


Methane Dry Reforming (DRM) catalysis converts the two greenhouse gases, CO2 and CH4 into syngas, which can be further utilized for liquid fuels production through Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The DRM reaction is therefore of significance for both energy and environments. The key issue to promote industrialization of DRM reaction is to develop suitable catalysts. Nickel based composite catalysts have received extensive attention due to their outstanding catalytic activities comparable to those of precious metals and their bargain price. However, nickel based catalysts usually undergo severe deactivation due to the coke deposition and metal sintering during long-term reaction at high temperature, which seriously limit their industrial applications and development of the engineering of DRM. Many researches have been carried out to address this issue. In this review, the recent research progress in the activity, coke resistance, and sintering resistance of Ni-based composite catalysts are introduced from the aspect of catalyst components, structures, preparation methods, and simulations. The research trends of DRM catalysts are also predicted based on the recent research progress in single-atomic catalysis and the in-situ characterization techniques for catalysis.

Key words: methane dry reforming, Ni-based catalyst, coke resistance, metal sintering, research progress

CLC Number: 

  • O643