Preparation of Pd/(Ce1 − xYx)O2/γ-Al2O3/cordierite catalysts and its catalytic combustion activity for methane
•(Ce0.5Y0.5)O2 carrier coating prepared by sol–gel has an ideal porous structure and the best cohesive strength.•The prepared catalyst has excellent catalytic activity, T10%: near 300 °C; T90%: near 500 °C.•The process can be used in catalytic combustion of methane and produces a much higher value product.
A series of (Ce1 − xYx)O2 (x = 0,0.15,0.35,0.5) coatings on γ-Al2O3 pre-coated cordierite honeycomb were prepared by sol–gel method, and then palladium was loaded by aqueous solution impregnation deposition with Pd(NO3)2 as precursor. The structure and morphology of samples were evaluated and the catalytic combustion activity for methane was also discussed. (Ce1 − xYx)O2 synthesized by sol–gel has a single-phase cubic fluorite structure. Increasing the Y/Ce ratio can significantly improve the inner surface morphology of the honeycomb channels and also the coating mechanical stability, and leads to a considerable improvement in the catalytic activity of the prepared catalysts for methane.
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Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 76, 10 February 2016, Pages 62–66