Preparation of Palladium Based Catalysts by Electroless Plating and their Application in Catalytic Combustion of Toluene
The palladium based combustion catalysts on FeCrAl alloy substrate (Pd/FeCrAl) were prepared by electroless plating method. By means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction and BET specific surface area, it was found that the prepared catalyst after calcination treatment at 800°C could obtain utmost PdO phases, which were well dispersed on substrate with small and uniform particles. The EDX analysis and the adherence tests further indicated that a synergistic interaction was formed between palladium components and substrate on catalyst calcined above 600°C, which might be caused by α-alumina whiskers packaging palladium particles on the surface of substrate. Moreover, the results of activity tests for toluene combustion showed that the 0.1%Pd/FeCrAl catalyst had good low temperature catalytic activity and temperature-resistance property. The total combustion temperature (T90) for toluene over catalyst calcined at 600, 800 and 1000°C was at 218, 207 and 217°C respectively. And the toluene conversion could keep up above 99% during the stability test of Pd/FeCrAl catalyst at 210°Cfor 50 h, indicating the good catalytic stability of Pd/FeCrAl catalyst.
Jingtao Han, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
Y. F. Li et al., "Preparation of Palladium Based Catalysts by Electroless Plating and their Application in Catalytic Combustion of Toluene", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 156-157, pp. 973-978, 2011