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Effect of the preparation method of LaSrCoFeOx perovskites on the activity of N2O decomposition

Richards, Nia, Parker, Luke A., Carter, James H., Pattisson, Samuel, Morgan, David J., Dummer, Nicholas F., Golunski, Stanislaw E. and Hutchings, Graham J. 2021. Effect of the preparation method of LaSrCoFeOx perovskites on the activity of N2O decomposition. Catalysis Letters 10.1007/s10562-021-03619-3

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N2O remains a major greenhouse gas and contributor to global warming, therefore developing a catalyst that can decompose N2O at low temperatures is of global importance. We have investigated the use of LaSrCoFeOx perovskites for N2O decomposition and the effect of surface area, A and B site elements, Co–O bond strength, redox capabilities and oxygen mobility have been studied. It was found that by using a citric acid preparation method, perovskites with strong redox capabilities and weak Co–O bonds can be formed at relatively low calcination temperatures (550 °C) resulting in highly active catalysts. The enhanced activity is related to the presence of highly mobile oxygen species. Oxygen recombination on the catalyst surface is understood to be a prominent rate limiting step for N2O decomposition. Here the reduced strength of Co–O bonds and mobile lattice oxygen species suggest that the surface oxygen species have enhanced mobility, aiding recombination, and subsequent regeneration of the active sites. La0.75Sr0.25Co0.81Fe0.19Ox prepared by citric acid method converted 50% of the N2O in the feed (T50) at 448 °C.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1011-372X
Funders: ERC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 April 2021
Date of Acceptance: 1 April 2021
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:18

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