Cobalt promotion of Au/TiO2 catalysts for the reaction of carbon monoxide with oxygen and nitrogen oxides

N. W. Cant*, N. J. Ossipoff

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Abstract

A range of 3d transition metal-promoted 2% Au/TiO2 catalysts has been prepared and tested for low-temperature CO oxidation. It has been demonstrated that only cobalt acts as a promoter, with maximum effect at the same weight loading as Au, while the other additives have either no effect or severely suppress the Au/TiO2 system. Pretreatment conditions play a critical role in establishing highest activity for the reaction. Comparative studies of the catalytic activity of Au/TiO2 and Co-promoted Au/TiO2 have been carried out for the reactions of CO with N2O and NO, and cobalt acts as a promoter in these reactions also. Kinetic analysis of the reactions of CO with O2 and N2O indicate a slight positive order in each reactant in both cases. Measurements of CO and CO2 adsorption under transient pulse conditions has shown that CO uptake occurs primarily on the support and is strongly dependent on the conditions of pretreatment. The uptake on samples reduced at 773 K is substantially lower than that observed after subsequent re-oxidation at the same temperature. CO2 uptakes are substantially greater and subject to the same effect but to a lesser extent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalCatalysis Today
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 1997

Keywords

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Cobalt promotion
  • Gold catalysts
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Oxidation

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