Methane combustion in the presence of zirconia-based catalysts

Brown, A.S.C. and Hargreaves, J.S.J. (2009) Methane combustion in the presence of zirconia-based catalysts. Topics in Catalysis, 52(5), pp. 458-463. (doi:10.1007/s11244-009-9185-5)

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Abstract

The influence of “superacidic” modification has been shown to enhance the methane combustion activity of ZrO2 at 800 °C. Modification with SO4 2−, Fe/Mn/SO4 2− and MoO3 has been investigated, with the latter showing the most marked effect although this is a critical function of loading. Ceria–zirconia catalysts are also active, although the compositions studied are not as effective as 5 wt% MoO3/ZrO2 which shows a greater mass normalised activity than Fe2O3.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hargreaves, Professor Justin
Authors: Brown, A.S.C., and Hargreaves, J.S.J.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Topics in Catalysis
ISSN:1022-5528
ISSN (Online):1572-9028
Published Online:20 February 2009

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