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Controlled spillover in a single catalyst pellet: Rate modification, mechanism and relationship with electrochemical promotion

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Danai Poulidi, Dr Maria Rivas, Professor Ian Metcalfe


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The effect of spillover processes on the activity of a catalyst system consisting of a mixed oxygen ion and electronic conducting support La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-delta and a metal catalyst (Pt) were investigated. Two types of model single-pellet catalysts were used employing Pt deposited on both sides of a dense LSCF disc pellet. One of these single pellets employed highly disperse, physically non-continuous Pt, in contrast to studies on electrochemical promotion, while the other used a low dispersion continuous film. Driving forces for promoter migration were controlled through the manipulation of the oxygen chemical potential difference across the membrane. Catalyst rate modification was observed in all cases. However, it was found that there is a complex relationship between the rate modification, the driving forces for spillover and the geometrical arrangement of the catalyst on the support (i.e. catalyst dispersion). (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Poulidi D, Rivas ME, Metcalfe IS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Catalysis

Year: 2011

Volume: 281

Issue: 1

Pages: 188-197

Print publication date: 25/05/2011

ISSN (print): 0021-9517

ISSN (electronic): 1090-2694

Publisher: Academic Press


DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2011.04.016


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EP/G025649/1Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
EP/E033687/1Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council