Catalytic combustion of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) over structured Co3O4 nano-flowers on silicalite-1/SiC foam catalysts

Yanan Guan, Yangtao Zhou, Chunhai Jiang, Xingxiang Xu, Zhenming Yang, Jinsong Zhang, Xiaolei Fan, Yilai Jiao

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Abstract

This work presents a simple method for the preparation of structured Co3O4 supported on silicalite-1/SiC foam catalyst (i.e., Co@S1/SiC), and its application to catalytic combustion of volatile organic compounds (VOCs, isopropanol as the model compound). The growth mechanism of Co3O4 on silicalite-1/SiC catalysts were systematically studied as a function of synthesis time based on comprehensive characterization using N2 adsorption-desorption analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), H2 temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR) and X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS). It was found that Co2SiO4 nano-sheets were formed within/on silicalite-1 coating at the initial stage of synthesis, which was further transformed into flower-like Co3O4 nano crystals on the surface of silicalite-1/SiC. The developed structured catalyst, especially the one prepared by the 40 h synthesis, i.e., Co@S1/SiC-40 h, combined high oxygen mobility, Co3+/Co2+ redox couple and improved adsorbed oxygen species, and exhibited excellent performance in complete thermocatalytic combustion of isopropanol.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111173
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Volume323
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catalytic combustion
  • CoO
  • Isopropanol
  • SiC foam
  • Silicalite-1
  • Structured catalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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