The production of syngas by catalytic dry reforming of CO2 (DR) with methane is one of the attractive routes for an efficient use of greenhouse gases such as methane and CO2. Nickel-based catalysts, developed using different types of supports and preparation methods, show high performances in this reaction although presenting sintering problems and a rapid deactivation due to coke deposition. In the search for systems with enhanced properties, catalysts consisting of nickel supported on ZrO2 having different textural and morphological properties have been prepared and tested in the dry reforming of CH4 for syngas production. The influence of composition, thermal treatments and support properties on the chemical state, dispersion and stability of the Ni species were studied.
Gazzoli, D., Campa, M.c., Luisetto, I., Pettiti, I., Pietrogiacomi, D., Tuti, S. (2013). Zirconia-supported Nickel catalysts for CO2 reforming of Methane. In Book of abstracts (pp.109).