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Non-Noble Metal Oxide Catalysts for Methane Catalytic Combustion: Sonochemical Synthesis and Characterisation

Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków, Poland
Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7A, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Ingardena 3, 30-060 Kraków, Poland
Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Niezapominajek 8, 30-239 Kraków, Poland
Institute of Chemical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bałtycka 5, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Academic Editor: Silvia Ardizzone
Nanomaterials 2017, 7(7), 174;
Received: 9 June 2017 / Revised: 29 June 2017 / Accepted: 1 July 2017 / Published: 7 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Preparation and Application of Hybrid Nanomaterials)
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The aim of this study was to obtain nanocrystalline mixed metal-oxide–ZrO2 catalysts via a sonochemically-induced preparation method. The effect of a stabiliser’s addition on the catalyst parameters was investigated by several characterisation methods including X-ray Diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and µRaman. The sonochemical preparation method allowed us to manufacture the catalysts with uniformly dispersed metal-oxide nanoparticles at the support surface. The catalytic activity was tested in a methane combustion reaction. The activity of the catalysts prepared by the sonochemical method was higher than that of the reference catalysts prepared by the incipient wetness method without ultrasonic irradiation. The cobalt and chromium mixed zirconia catalysts revealed their high activities, which are comparable with those presented in the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: sonochemistry; methane catalytic combustion; nanoparticles; non-noble metals sonochemistry; methane catalytic combustion; nanoparticles; non-noble metals

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Jodłowski, P.J.; Jędrzejczyk, R.J.; Chlebda, D.K.; Dziedzicka, A.; Kuterasiński, Ł.; Gancarczyk, A.; Sitarz, M. Non-Noble Metal Oxide Catalysts for Methane Catalytic Combustion: Sonochemical Synthesis and Characterisation. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 174.

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