Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 3, 2019
Previous Article Next Article

Catalysts for gasification: a review

Author affiliations


Catalytic gasification is a method for converting carbon feeds to usable products such as hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and methane. This review summarizes the research on potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and heavy metal catalysts, the interactions between these catalysts and other species in typical feeds, and gasifier design considerations. Phase behaviour is a critical element in the performance of a gasification catalyst – the active phase of the catalyst must be thermodynamically favoured. Formation of stable but inactive forms and/or highly volatile forms of the catalyst are detrimental. Given that real feeds are complex and the conditions in a gasifier not uniform, laboratory results must be carefully translated to the larger scale.

Graphical abstract: Catalysts for gasification: a review

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 13 Dec 2018, accepted on 05 Feb 2019 and first published on 05 Feb 2019

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00614H
Citation: Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019,3, 656-672

  •   Request permissions

    Catalysts for gasification: a review

    R. A. Arnold and J. M. Hill, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, 3, 656
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00614H

Search articles by author