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Structural characterization of PdPt particles in natural-gas-oxidation catalyst – Ex-situ and in-situ thermal aging studies

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Event17th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis - University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
Duration: 14 Jun 201616 Jun 2016


Conference17th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis
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Natural gas (NG) is a potential sustainable energy source for vehicles. Exhaust gases of NG vehicles contain, unfortunately, unburned CH4 which is a potential greenhouse gas. Pd-based catalysts are active for CH4 combustion. However, their deactivation, caused by e.g. thermal aging, is a problem. CH4 oxidation activity of Pd-based catalysts decreases e.g. when PdO reduces to metallic Pd and when PdO particles sinter at elevated temperatures. The catalysts have to have considerable efficiency and durability in various atmospheres and temperature ranges. The aim was to study the structural changes of noble metal particles in the natural-gas-oxidation catalyst at elevated temperatures in synthetic air and in low-oxygen conditions.

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