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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015, Article ID 790857, 10 pages
Research Article

Phase Composition of Ni/Mg1−xNixO as a Catalyst Prepared for Selective Methanation of CO in H2-Rich Gas

School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Liangxiang East Road, Beijing 102488, China

Received 20 November 2014; Revised 21 January 2015; Accepted 21 January 2015

Academic Editor: Sheng-Rui Jian

Copyright © 2015 Mengmeng Zhang 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.


Supported Ni catalysts Ni/Mg1−xNixO were prepared by reducing samples NiO-MgO in H2/N2 mixture gas at 500°C~800°C for selective methanation of CO in H2-rich gas (CO-SMET). The samples NiO-MgO were obtained by heating water slurry of MgO and Ni(NO3)2 in a rotary evaporator at 80°C and a final calcination in air at 400°C~800°C. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and temperature programmed reduction (TPR) measurements demonstrate that the samples NiO-MgO were composed of solid solution Mg1−yNiyO as the main phase and a minor amount of NiO at calcination temperature of 400°C, and amount of the NiO was decreased as calcination temperature increased. Phase composition of the catalysts Ni/Mg1−xNixO was estimated by the Rietveld method. Effects of reduction temperature, feed Ni/Mg ratio, and calcination temperature on phase composition and catalytic activity of the catalysts were investigated. It is clear that CO conversion was generally enhanced by an increased amount of metallic Ni of the catalysts.