Production of clean hydrogen from thermal decomposition of methane was studied over impregnated 30%Fe/Al2O3 catalysts in a micro-activity fixed-bed reactor. The reactant gases comprising CH4 and N2 in the ratio of 1.5 to 1 were passed through reactor at a flow rate of 25 mL/min. Moreover, effect of calcination was investigated as well. The catalytic activity results indicated that calcination temperature had a significant impact on the performance of 30%Fe/Al2O3 catalyst. The catalyst calcined at 450°C, having CH4 conversion as well as H2 yield over 70%, showed better activity as compared to all other calcination temperatures.
Fakeeha, Anis H.; Khan, Wasim Ullah; Ibrahim, Ahmed A.; Al-Otaibi, Raja L.; Al-Fatesh, Ahmed S.; Soliman, Moustafa A.; and Abasaeed, Ahmed E., "Alumina Supported Iron Catalyst for Hydrogen Production: Calcination Study" (2015). Chemical Engineering. 16.