A flame spray pyrolysis apparatus was set-up and optimised for the preparation of perovskitic mixed metal oxides in nanoparticle-size powder form. LaCoO3 was chosen as test catalyst, aiming at correlating crystallinity, surface area, particle size, catalytic activity and durability with some fundamental operating parameters of the apparatus. In particular, feeding rate of precursors solution, flow rate of the O2/CH4 mixture for the igniter and flow rate and linear velocity of the main dispersing-oxidising oxygen have been thoroughly analysed. The activity of the prepared samples was tested for the catalytic flameless combustion of methane, a reaction requiring a proper combination of activity and thermal stability of the catalyst. Provided a crystalline perovskitic phase forms, activity increases with increasing surface area of the powder. By contrast, the higher the initial sintering of catalyst particles within the flame, the higher is thermal stability. Tuning up of operating parameters allows to properly address the desired catalyst properties.
|Titolo:||Flame-spray pyrolysis preparation of perovskites for methane catalytic combustion|
|Autori interni:||FORNI, LUCIO (Corresponding)|
ROSSETTI, ILENIA GIUSEPPINA (Secondo)
CHIARELLO, GIAN LUCA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Flame-spray-pyrolysis ; Catalytic flameless combustion of methane ; LaCoO3 perovskite|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jcat.2005.10.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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