Nickel-containing catalysts for methane oxidation to synthesis gas

  • Kusman Dossumov al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Laura Myltykbaeva al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Gaukhar Ergazieva Institute of Combustion Problems, Almaty
Keywords: methane, catalyst, nickel, partial oxidation of methane, synthesis-gas


The partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas was studied on oxides of metals of variable valence (Mn, La, Cr and Ni), supported on a carrier – ɣ-Al2O3. Among the catalysts studied, the sample of 3% Ni/ɣ-Al2O3 showed the best characteristics by yields of hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the reaction of partial oxidation of methane. The optimal conditions of the process (the reaction temperature of 850 °C, the volume rate of 4500 h-1, and the ratio CH4: O2 = 2:1) cause the increase the concentration of hydrogen and carbon monoxide to 72.2 and 75.3%, respectively. The effect of the heat-treatment temperature and textural characteristics of the Ni/ ɣ-Al2O3 catalyst on its catalytic activity was studied. The NiCe/Al2O3 catalyst developed showed a high stability during 30 hours.

Author Biography

Gaukhar Ergazieva, Institute of Combustion Problems, Almaty
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How to Cite
Dossumov, K., Myltykbaeva, L., & Ergazieva, G. (2014). Nickel-containing catalysts for methane oxidation to synthesis gas. Chemical Bulletin of Kazakh National University, 76(4), 24-28.