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Co-precipitation Synthesized MnOx-CeO2 Mixed Oxides for NO Oxidation and Enhanced Resistance to Low Concentration of SO2 by Metal Addition

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State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
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Shenhua Guohua (Beijing) Electric Power Research Institute Co., Ltd., Beijing 100025, China
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Catalysts 2019, 9(6), 519; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9060519
Received: 18 May 2019 / Revised: 5 June 2019 / Accepted: 6 June 2019 / Published: 12 June 2019
NO oxidation was conducted over MnOx-CeO2 catalysts, which were synthesized by the co-precipitation method. The calcination temperature and third metal doping were the main considerations. MnCe catalysts calcined at 350 °C and 450 °C attained the highest NO conversion efficiency, compared to 550 °C. XRD results suggested that the higher the calcination temperature, the higher the crystallization degree, which led to a negative effect on catalytic activity. Subsequently, Sn, Fe, Co, Cr, and Cu were separately doped into MnCe composites, but no improvement was observed for these trimetallic catalysts in NO conversion. Nevertheless, MnCeSn, MnCeFe, and MnCeCo still exhibited a desirable NO conversion efficiency, so they were tested under SO2 addition together with MnCe catalyst. Among them, MnCeFe exhibited the highest NO conversion after whole poisoning testing. XPS results indicated that Fe could protect Mn and Ce metal oxides from being reduced during SO2 poisoning process. Furthermore, in in-situ DRIFTS measurement, part of nitrate species maintained undestroyed on the MnCeFe catalyst surface after SO2 poisoning. These characteristics reinforced that Fe dropping would achieve better performance under SO2 atmosphere. View Full-Text
Keywords: MnOx-CeO2; co-precipitation; NO oxidation; SO2 resistance; metal addition MnOx-CeO2; co-precipitation; NO oxidation; SO2 resistance; metal addition
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Shao, J.; Lin, F.; Li, Y.; Tang, H.; Wang, Z.; Liu, P.; Chen, G. Co-precipitation Synthesized MnOx-CeO2 Mixed Oxides for NO Oxidation and Enhanced Resistance to Low Concentration of SO2 by Metal Addition. Catalysts 2019, 9, 519.

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