CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN CIENCIAS APLICADAS "DR. JORGE J. RONCO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Preferential oxidation of CO in presence of H2. behavior of PtSn/g-Al2O3 catalysts modified by K or Ba
SIRI, GJ; BERTOLINI, GR; FERRETTI, OA
LATIN AMERICAN APPLIED RESEARCH
UNS Printing Office
Año: 2007 vol. 37 p. 275 - 275
The behavior of catalysts based on Pt/γ-Al2O3 is analyzed in the CO oxidation reaction. Experiments were performed in the temperature range between 50 °C and 250 °C with a feed H2 rich, and a concentration of 1% CO and 0.6 % O2. Catalysts studied were: monometallic Pt/γ-Al2O3, bimetallic PtSn/γ-Al2O3 with a ratio Sn/Pt=1.6 at/at and two catalysts prepared by modification of the last one with K or Ba. The catalyst that showed maximum activity and selectivity levels is the PtSnK/γ-Al2O3. The tin addition increases the activity which allows the reaction to occur at lower temperatures due to the decrease in the CO-Pt interaction. The addition of K or Ba produces a subsequent improvement with respect to the CO oxidation temperature, which leads to a selectivity increase. The selectivity of the CO oxidation passes through a maximum value as a function of the temperature. This maximum is explained by the importance acquired by the reverse of water gas shift reaction at temperatures near 200 ºC