Title: Methane abatement under stoichiometric conditions on perovskite-supported palladium catalysts prepared by flame spray synthesis
Authors : Lu, Ye
Michalow, Katarzyna A.
Matam, Santhosh Kumar
Winkler, Alexander
Maegli, Alexandra E.
Yoon, Songhak
Heel, Andre
Weidenkaff, Anke
Ferri, Davide
Published in : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume(Issue) : 144
Pages : 631
Pages to: 643
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 2014
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Perovskite-type oxides; Palladium; Flame spray synthesis (FSS); Methane oxidation; Stoichiometric conditions
Subject (DDC) : 540: Chemistry
Abstract: Three-way catalysts (TWC) are the key technology to reduce emissions of pollutants from stoichiometric engines. Perovskite-type catalysts of general formula ABO3±δ (A = La, Y; B = Mn, Fe) containing 2 wt% Pd were produced by flame spray synthesis (FSS) using metal nitrate precursors. The structural properties of the catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), surface area determination (BET) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Crystalline metal oxide nano-particles of 20 nm average size were accompanied by minority La2O3 and Y2O3 phases. The state of Pd in the catalysts was characterized using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES) and CO adsorption by infrared spectroscopy. Metallic Pd coexisted with Pd in oxidation state +2 and higher on all fresh samples. TEM confirmed the presence of dispersed Pd particles 2–5 nm in diameter. Therefore, under the chosen synthesis conditions, FSS provides supported palladium nano-particles rather than a solid solution. PdO was the dominant Pd species after calcination at 700 °C. The TWC activity was tested in a simulated stoichiometric gas mixture comprising CH4, CO, NOx and O2. PdO in combination with YFeO3±δ exhibited the lowest temperature for CH4 oxidation (T50 = 450 °C), which was ca. 100 °C lower than that of the sample obtained by the conventional wet-chemical method. After cycling under reaction conditions up to 850 °C, a large improvement of catalytic activity for CH4 oxidation was observed which associated with the formation of metallic Pd particles (ca. 20 nm) and the hexagonal → orthorhombic phase transition of YFeO3±δ.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Materials and Process Engineering (IMPE)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.08.001
ISSN: 0926-3373
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/9062
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