CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN CIENCIAS APLICADAS "DR. JORGE J. RONCO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Preparation and characterization of CuFe2O4 bulk catalysts
JULIA E. TASCA,; CLAUDIA E. QUINCOCES; ARACELI LAVAT; ANA M. ALVAREZ; MARIA GLORIA GONZÁLEZ
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This work is devoted to the investigation of the influence of the preparation process on the physical-chemical properties of a copper spinel applied as catalyst for hydrocarbon (HC) oxidation. Samples of CuFe2O4 mixed oxide belonging to the inverted spinel type structure have been obtained by high temperature solid state and by wet chemical synthesis methods, applying nitrate and citrate precursor procedures, within the thermal range from 150 to 700 C. The bulk catalysts were characterized by XRD,TPR,FTIR,SEM_EDX, TEM and Mossbauer spectroscopy. Propane combustion was performed as a reaction test.