Catalytic reduction of N2O by ethylbenzene over novel hydrotalcite-derived Mg–Cr–Fe–O as an alternative route for simultaneous N2O abatement and styrene production
New hydrotalcite-like materials containing magnesium, chromium, and/or iron were synthesized by the coprecipitation method and then thermally transformed into mixed metal oxides. The obtained catalysts were characterized with respect to chemical composition (XRF), structural (XRD, Mössbauer spectroscopy) and textural (BET) properties. The catalytic performance of the hydrotalcite-derived oxides was tested in the N2O decomposition and the N2O reduction by ethylbenzene. An influence of N2O/ethylbenzene molar ratio on the process selectivity was studied. The relationship between catalytic performance and structure of catalysts was discussed.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 7, Issue 12, December 2006, Pages 1047–1052