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Studies on Cu/CeO2: A new NO reduction catalyst

Ber, Parthasarathi and Aruna, ST and Patil, KC and Hegde, MS (1999) Studies on Cu/CeO2: A new NO reduction catalyst. In: Journal of Catalysis, 186 (1). 36-44 .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jcat.1999.2532

Abstract

Fine particle and large surface area Cu/CeO2 catalysts of crystallite sizes in the range of 100-200 Angstrom synthesized by the solution combustion method have been investigated for NO reduction. Five percent Cu/CeO2 catalyst shows nearly 100% conversion of NO by NH3 below 300 degrees C, whereas pure ceria and Zr, Y, and Ca doped ceria show 85-95% NO conversion above 600 degrees C. Similarly NO reduction by CO has been observed over 5% Cu/CeO2 with nearly 100% conversion below 300 degrees C. Hydrocarbon (n-butane) oxidation by NO to CO2, N-2, and H2O has also been demonstrated over this catalyst below 350 degrees C making Cu/CeO2 a new NO reduction catalyst in the low temperature window of 150-350 degrees C. Kinetics of NO reduction over 5% Cu/CeO2 have also been investigated. The rate constants are in the range of 1.4 x 10(4) to 2.3 x 10(4) cm(3) g(-1) s(-1) between 170 and 300 degrees C. Cu/CeO2 catalysts are characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy where Cu2+ ions are shown to be dispersed on the CeO2 surface. (C) 1999 Academic Press.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: combustion synthesis;NO reduction;Cu/CeO2;NH3;CO; hydrocarbon.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 07:11
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 07:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38808

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