Ethylene glycol route synthesis of nickel oxide nanoparticles as a catalyst in aquathermolysis

Prawistin Noorlaily, Mohamad Insan Nugrah, Khairurrijala*, Mikrajuddin Abdullah, Ferry Iskandar

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Abstract

NiO nanoparticles have been synthesized as a catalyst in aquathermolysis for viscosity reduction of heavy oil. NiO nanoparticles were prepared by using NiCl2•6H2O as raw material via ethylene glycol route. In the process, NH4HCO3and ethylene glycol were used as reductant and to prevent nanoparticles from agglomeration, respectively. The obtained NiO nanoparticles have crystallite size of about 15.4 nm, nearly uniform particles size, spherical morphology, good dispersion with the diameter of around 65 nm, and the specific surface area of 158.4 m2/gram. In catalytic activity test, it was shown that the viscosity of heavy oil can be decreased with the reduction of 22% when NiO nanoparticles are added in the aquathermolysis reaction. This result confirmed that NiO nanoparticles have good catalytic properties in the viscosity reduction of heavy oil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Applications in Energy and Environment
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages93-97
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783037856222
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventSymposium on Nanotechnology Applications in Energy and Environment 2012, NAEE 2012 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: Sep 20 2012Sep 21 2012

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume737
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Nanotechnology Applications in Energy and Environment 2012, NAEE 2012
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period09/20/1209/21/12

Keywords

  • Catalyst
  • Heavy oil
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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