Catalytic Decomposition of Methane to Carbon Nanotubes and Hydrogen: The Effect of Metal Loading on the Activity of CoO-MoO/Al2O3 Catalyst

@inproceedings{Lee2013CatalyticDO,
  title={Catalytic Decomposition of Methane to Carbon Nanotubes and Hydrogen: The Effect of Metal Loading on the Activity of CoO-MoO/Al2O3 Catalyst},
  author={K. S. Lee and Wei-Ming Yeoh and Siang-Piao Chai and Satoshi Ichikawa and Abdul Rahman Mohamed},
  year={2013}
}
The effect of metal loading on the decomposition of methane to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and hydrogen was studied. The catalysts used were CoO-MoO/Al2O3 with the loadings of CoO-MoO ranged from 10 to 40wt%. The catalytic activity of the catalysts in methane decomposition was examined at 700oC for 2 hours in a horizontal quartz tube reactor. The findings show that an increasing in the metal loading increased the carbon yield and broadened the diameter distribution of the as-produced CNTs, but too… CONTINUE READING