Table of Contents
Journal of Catalysts
Volume 2014, Article ID 210371, 7 pages
Research Article

Preliminary Assessment of Oxidation Pretreated Hastelloy as Hydrocarbon Steam Reforming Catalyst

Department of Chemical Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan

Received 30 October 2013; Accepted 13 February 2014; Published 24 March 2014

Academic Editor: Hicham Idriss

Copyright © 2014 S. R. de la Rama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The potential of oxidation pretreated Hastelloy tube as a hydrocarbon steam reforming catalyst was assessed using tetradecane, toluene, and naphthalene as model compounds. Surface characterization showed that Fe2O3, Cr2O3, MoO3, and NiO were formed on the surface of the alloy after oxidation at 1000°C for 2 hours. Catalytic evaluation showed good activity and stability with tetradecane while lower activity with increased rate of carbon formation was observed with naphthalene.