Sulfur Resistance of Rh/CeO2-Al2O3 Catalysts During Steam Reforming of Jet Fuels at Low Temperature

Jian Zheng, James Jon Strohm, Chunshan Song, Xiaoliang Ma, Lu Sun

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Sulfur-poisoning of noble metal supported CeO2-Al2O3 catalysts for the steam reforming of sulfur-containing model jet fuel (NORPAR-13) was studied at both low and high temperature. Sulfur poisoning of the current 2%Rh/CeO2-Al2O3 catalyst was very severe even in the presence of 33 ppm sulfur. The product composition was constant throughout test: ∼ 58.5% H2, 19.6% CH4, ∼ 21.8% CO2, and < 1% CO. There was no H2S (within the detection limit) in the product gas. The excellent sulfur-resistant catalyst provided more flexibility for fuel cell application. The promoted bimetallic Rh-Ni/CeO2-Al2O3 catalyst was sulfur-tolerant and showed excellent activity for the pre-reforming of jet fuel containing 33 ppm sulfur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)750-753
Number of pages4
JournalACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)


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