MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 101, 2017Sriwijaya International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology (SICEST 2016)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Advances in Materials Science & Technology|
|Published online||09 March 2017|
Ammonium hydroxide addition and its influence on the catalytic activities of Pt-based catalysts for methane oxidation
1 Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Muhammadiyah University of Palembang, 30252 Palembang, Indonesia
2 Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Sriwijaya, 30662 Indralaya, Indonesia
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A series of binary chromium-platinum catalysts were prepared and the catalytic activity was tested in methane oxidation. The effects of aqueous ammonium hydroxide addition into binary catalyst chromium-platinum catalysts were investigated. All the catalysts were prepared by impregnation method. The reactant gases were consisted of methane-oxygen-argon. The reaction was conducted at an atmospheric pressure and the temperature was ranged from 573 to 773 K. The products were analyzed using thermal conductivity detector. Under this experiment conditions, the only products were carbon dioxide and water. The catalysts were characterized using carbon monoxide chemisorptions and x-ray photoelectron spectrometer. The catalytic activity results showed that the catalyst with the addition of aqueous ammonium hydroxide has smaller platinum metal particle size and its catalytic activity is the highest compared to the other catalysts. X-ray photoelectron spectrometer recorded higher intensities and clear peaks on high pH catalysts indicating a change of interaction between chromium and platinum on alumina. However, active state of chromium was not observed on catalyst surface.
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