Temporal analysis of products reactor as a complementary tool to study the mechanism of some green catalytic reactions

Maria Olea, Mizuki Tada, Yasuhiro Iwasawa, Veerle Balcaen, Isabelle Sack, Guy B Marin, Dirk Poelman, Hilde Poelman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A Temporal Analysis of Products (TAP) reactor was used to study the mechanism of two green catalytic reactions, namely low-temperature CO oxidation on supported gold catalysts and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) elimination, with propane as model molecule, on vanadia-based catalysts. Single-pulse TAP experiments evidenced a weak and reversible adsorption of CO on Au/Ti(OH)4 catalyst and of propane on vanadia- based catalytic materials obtained by DC magnetron sputter deposition, while O2 adsorption was irreversible on both catalysts. Alternating TAP pulse experiments provided evidence for the nature of oxygen species involved in the oxidation reactions. If the adsorbed oxygen was involved in the CO oxidation, the lattice oxygen was responsible for the propane oxidation. Multi-pulse TAP experiments assessed the degree of reduction of the catalyst while its influence upon the mechanism is determined by single-pulse experiments. The obtained results will allow the optimal formulation of industrial scale catalysts with applicability to a wide range of industrial processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-225
JournalJournal of Chemical Engineering of Japan
Volume42
Issue numberSuppl 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Temporal analysis of products reactor as a complementary tool to study the mechanism of some green catalytic reactions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Olea, M., Tada, M., Iwasawa, Y., Balcaen, V., Sack, I., Marin, G. B., Poelman, D., & Poelman, H. (2009). Temporal analysis of products reactor as a complementary tool to study the mechanism of some green catalytic reactions. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 42(Suppl 1), 219-225. https://doi.org/10.1252/jcej.08we155