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Portrait of Reine Wallenberg. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Reine Wallenberg

Professor, Coordinator Materials Science

Portrait of Reine Wallenberg. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Crystallography and porosity effects of CO conversion on mesoporous CeO2

Author

  • Mats Lundberg
  • Björn Skårman
  • Reine Wallenberg

Summary, in English

Catalytic properties and thermal stability were studied for samples of mesoporous ceria with different BET specific surface area. The catalytic conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide and how thermal treatments of the catalysts influence the catalytic properties have been investigated. The materials were studied by transmission electron microscopy and by conversion profile measurements of CO versus temperature using a plug flow micro reactor made in quartz glass only. In order to compare the catalytic properties associated with a specific structure or morphology directly, aliquots of surface area (0.6 m(2)) of the catalyst was used. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray energy-dispersive spectrometry (XEDS) were used for surface morphology studies and elemental analysis. It was found that the proportion of {100} surfaces determine the catalytic properties of the material and these surfaces become important at calcination temperatures between 773 and 973 K. The internal mesoporous structure is destroyed at calcination temperatures around 873 K. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Department/s

  • Centre for Analysis and Synthesis

Publishing year

2004

Language

English

Pages

187-195

Publication/Series

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

Volume

69

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Chemical Sciences

Keywords

  • Cerium dioxide
  • Catalysis
  • CO
  • Oxidation
  • Electron microscopy

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1387-1811