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Designing heterogeneous oxidation catalysts

Hutchings, Graham John ORCID:, Taylor, Stuart H. ORCID: and Hudson, Ian D. 1999. Designing heterogeneous oxidation catalysts. Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 121 , pp. 85-92. 10.1016/S0167-2991(99)80049-4

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A simplified approach is described to aid the design of uranium oxide catalysts for the destruction of VOCs by catalytic oxidation. The design approach is based on three components, and for selective oxidation this involves identifying catalysts that (a) do not catalyse the oxidation of the required product under reaction conditions, (b) activate the oxidant and (c) activate the substrate. Previously, this approach has been used to identify components of a novel catalyst for the oxidation of methane to methanol. This approach has been extended to the design of catalysts for total oxidation for application to VOC destruction. In this case the design approach seeks to identify catalysts that can activate the substrate and the oxidant and also destroy the possible partial oxidation products. This approach is used to demonstrate that uranium oxide catalysts are extremely active for the oxidation destruction of hydrocarbons and their use can be extended to a wide range of other VOCs. The degree of success from this approach indicates the validity of this novel approach in both the identification of selective and total oxidation catalysts. Copyright ©7999 by Kodansha Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Additional Information: cited by (since 1996) 1
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0167-2991
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2023 14:26

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