To examine the effect of preparation methods, four catalyst samples having same composition (CuCe 5.17 Zr 3.83 Ox/g-Al 2 O 3 (15wt%) were prepared by four different methods for CO oxidation. The catalysts were prepared by co-impregnation, citric acid sol-gel, urea nitrate combustion and urea gelation co-precipitation methods, and characterized by BET, XRD, TGA/DSC and SEM. The air oxidation of CO was carried out in a tubular fixed bed reactor under the following operating conditions: catalyst weight of 100 mg, temperatures of ambient to 250 °C, pressure of atmospheric, 2.5% CO in air, total feed rate of 60 ml/min. It was observed that the catalytic activity greatly influenced by the preparation methods. The highest activity of the catalyst prepared by the sol gel method appeared to be associated with its largest BET surface area. All the four catalysts were active for CO oxidation and did not show deactivation of catalytic activity for 50 hours of continuous runs. The ranking order of the preparation methods of the catalyst is as follows: sol-gel < co-impregnation < urea gelation < urea nitrate combustion. © 2012 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved.
Rattan, G., Prasad, R., & Katyal, R. C. (2012). Effect of preparation methods on Al 2 O 3 supported CuO-CeO 2 -ZrO 2 catalysts for CO oxidation. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, 7(2), 112–123. https://doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.7.2.3646.112-123