1995 Volume 21 Issue 6 Pages 1086-1089
Steam reforming of methanol has been studied over plate-type copper catalysts. The copper catalysts on aluminum plate were prepared by electroless plating, i. e., the deposition of copper by chemical reduction.These plated Cu/Al catalysts showed low activity and high selectivity to carbon dioxide. The Cu-Ni/Al catalyst with nickel plated first showed high activity and high selectivity to carbon monoxide. Addition of zinc oxide to the Cu-Ni/Al catalyst resulted in an increase of formation of carbon dioxide with high activity.