Supported Rh catalysts for the indirect partial oxidation of isooctane

Praharso, Adesoji A. Adesina, David L. Trimm*, Noel W. Cant

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    The production of hydrogen from isooctane over three rhodium-based catalysts has been examined. The reaction entailed total oxidation of a proportion of the fuel followed by reforming of isooctane to produce hydrogen. Rhodium (1% wt) was impregnated on three different supports: alumina, ceria-alumina, and ceria-zirconia. No differences in catalytic activity were observed, but reaction yield changed with the support. Ceria-zirconia was found to be the preferred support since methanation did not occur over the catalyst.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)468-470
    Number of pages3
    JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - May 2003


    • Gasoline
    • Isooctane
    • Partial Oxidation
    • Sol-gel
    • TPO


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