Catalytic Performance of SO2 by Colloidal Gold Supported on Nano γ-Fe2O3
A new catalyst of gold supported on nanometal oxide for oxidation of SO2 was developed. Deposition-precipitation method was used to prepare gold-based catalysts. The catalytic activity of the catalysts was evaluated by determining the concentration of SO2 with gas chromatography under reaction temperature from 100 to 700°C. The results showed that there was an enhancement of catalytic activity when gold nanoparticles were dispersed on the surface of nano-metal oxides, furthermore, γ-Fe2O3 showed the highest activity as the support of the colloidal gold supported catalysts among the nanometal oxides including γ-Fe2O3, Fe2O3, ZnO, and Al2O3. It was also found that water vapour in the reaction enhanced the catalytic activity of Au/γ-Fe2O3. The Au/γ-Fe2O3 was characterized by XRD and FTIR methods, which indicated that the gold nanoparticles were dispersed on the γ-Fe2O3 support and sulfate species were formed on the surface of catalysts.
Jinsheng Liang and Lijuan Wang
S. R. Xu et al., "Catalytic Performance of SO2 by Colloidal Gold Supported on Nano γ-Fe2O3", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 178, pp. 65-70, 2011