Study on the Physicochemical Properties of Fe/CeO2 Catalysts as an Effect from Diffirent Iron Loading

Mohamad, Mas Fatiha and Ramli, Anita and Yusup, Suzana (2011) Study on the Physicochemical Properties of Fe/CeO2 Catalysts as an Effect from Diffirent Iron Loading. In: International Conference on Nanotechnolgy-Research and Commercialisation (ICONT 2011), 6-9 June 2011, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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The use of catalyst in the biomass gasification is effective to elevate hydrogen content and to reduce tar formation. This study presents the development of 2.5-10 wt% Fe/CeO2 catalysts for biomass gasification to hydrogen. The catalysts were prepared using incipient wetness impregnation method. Different characterization methods such as Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Temperature Programmed Reduction (TPR), N2 adsorption-desorption isotherm and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) were used to characterize the prepared catalysts. BET analysis clearly indicates that Fe/CeO2 catalysts are mainly nonporous and the surface area of the catalysts increases with increasing of Fe loading. Characterization by XRD exhibited the formation of a solid solution of iron-cerium oxide, with the presence of cubic CeO2 structure which is in agreement with FESEM images. The TPR results show the emergence of two reduction peaks, corresponding to the surface and bulk reducion of CeO2 to Ce2O3. No distinct peak related to the reduction of Fe2O3 to Fe3O4, instead a shoulder evolved, related to the reduction of Fe3O4 to Fe.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
ID Code:7191
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Suzana Yusup
Deposited On:12 Dec 2011 07:26
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:22

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