Effect of pore geometry of mesoporous supports on catalytic performances in methane reforming

Joy Tannous, Leila Karam, Marie Nour Kaydouh, Henri El Zakhem, Nissrine El Hassan, Sandra Casale

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Catalysts prepared using three dimensional SBA-16 silica support (composed of micropores and cage-like mesopores) were tested in the reaction of methane dry reforming, in comparison with 2D hexagonal mesoporous SBA-15 support. The samples were evaluated by N2 sorption and X-Ray diffraction (XRD) for the assessment of their textural and structural properties. The reducibility was characterized by temperature programmed reduction (TPR). The catalytic performances were evaluated in methane dry reforming and spent catalysts (after reaction) were characterized for the evaluation of sintering and coke formation by TPH/MS, XRD and HR-TEM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01003
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Jun 4 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Energy, Power, Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering, E3PE 2017 - Beirut, Lebanon
Duration: Apr 26 2017Apr 28 2017


  • Mesoporous silica
  • Methane dry reforming
  • Pore geometry
  • Sintering resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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