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Ce0.78Sn0.2Pt0.02O2-delta: A new non-deactivating catalyst for hydrogen production via water-gas shift reaction

Gupta, Asha and Hegde, MS (2010) Ce0.78Sn0.2Pt0.02O2-delta: A new non-deactivating catalyst for hydrogen production via water-gas shift reaction. In: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 99 (1-2). pp. 279-288.

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We demonstrate the activity of Ce0.78Sn0.2Pt0.02O2-delta, a new catalyst, towards water-gas shift (WGS) reaction. Over 99.5% CO conversion to H-2 is observed at 300 +/- 25 degrees C. Based on different characterization techniques we found that the present catalyst is resistant to deactivation due to carbonate formation and sintering of Pt on the surface when subjected to longer duration of reaction conditions. The catalyst does not require any pre-treatment or activation between start-up/shut-down reaction operations. Formation of side products such as methane, methanol, formaldehyde, coke etc. was not observed under the WGS reaction conditions indicating the high selectivity of the catalyst for H-2. Temperature programmed reduction of the catalyst in hydrogen (H-2-TPR) shows reversible reduction of Ce4+ to Ce3+, Sn4+ to Sn2+ and Pt4+ to Pt-0 oxidation state with oxygen storage capacity (OSC) of 3500 mu mol g(-1) at 80 degrees C. Such high value of OSC indicates the presence of highly activated lattice oxygen. CO oxidation in presence of stoichiometric O-2 shows 100% conversion to CO2 at room temperature. The catalyst also exhibits 100% selectivity for CO2 at room temperature towards preferential oxidation (PROX) of residual CO in presence of excess hydrogen in the feed. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Water-gas shift reaction (WGS); CO oxidation; Oxygen storage capacity (OSC); Ceria; Tin.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 11:33
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2010 11:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32942

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