Hydrotalcites with vanadium, effective catalysts for steam reforming of toluene

Gheorghiţa Mitran, Daniel G. Mieritz, Dong Seo

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The steam reforming of toluene has been studied on three catalysts with vanadium (0.9, 1.75, 3%) derived from hydrotalcites precursors (Mg/Al molar ratio 3) in the temperature range 400–500 °C. Catalysts were characterized by BET, XRD, SEM, TEM, FT-IR and then a correlation between physico-chemical characteristics and catalytic activity for toluene steam reforming has been done. The results showed that the catalyst with 3% V, with polyvanadate species, achieves the best catalytic activity, with a toluene conversion of 77.5%, at 500 °C, and a H2 composition of 57%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21732-21740
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number34
StatePublished - Aug 24 2017


  • Hydrogen
  • Steam reforming
  • Toluene
  • Vanadium hydrotalcites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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