A Ce–Zr–Cu oxide system with a flower-like morphology was prepared by a slow co-precipitation method in the absence of any structure directing agent. Four portions of the oxide were thermally treated at four different temperatures (350 ◦C, 450 ◦C, 550 ◦C, 650 ◦C). The resulting materials samples were characterized by quantitative XRD, adsorption–desorption of N2 at-196 ◦C, SEM and TEM microscopy, –H2-TPR, XPS and Operando-XANES. All samples were tested in the preferential CO oxidation (CO-PROX) in the 40–190 ◦C temperature range. Thermal treatments were found to induce slight structural changes without altering the starting morphology of the samples. The samples treated at higher temperature 550–650 ◦C showed a quite interesting CO-PROX activity and selectivity in a temperature range suitable for a practical use within the FEMFC technology.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Titolo:||Effect of thermal treatments on the catalytic behaviour in the CO preferential oxidation of a CuO-CeO2-ZrO2 catalyst with a flower- like morphology|
|Rivista:||APPLIED CATALYSIS. B, ENVIRONMENTAL|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.01.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |
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