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Total Oxidation of CO Using Cu & Co Catalyst: Kinetic Study and Calcinations Effect

*Gaurav Rattan  -  Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh,, India
Rajwant Kaur  -  Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh,, India

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The present study deals with the oxidation of CO using base metal catalysts. A series of copper cobalt with different mole ratios were prepared by wet-impregnation method calcined at 400 oC for 3 h for the oxidation of CO. The mole ratios were varied from 1:1 to 1:5 by varying the weight of nitrates accord-ingly. It was found that 1:3 and 1:4 are active catalyst among the other prepared catalysts. Further, the two catalysts (1:3 & 1:4) were prepared by co-precipitation and citric sol-gel methods in order to see the effect of preparation method. The results showed that the catalyst prepared by co-precipitation method is good in terms of activity for CO oxidation. The best selected catalyst was characterized by TGA/DSC and XRD. Kinetic study was also performed on the selected catalyst. © 2015 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved.

Received: 30th July 2015; Revised: 7th October 2015; Accepted: 8th October 2015

How to Cite: Rattan, G., Kaur, R. (2015). Total Oxidation of CO Using Cu & Co Catalyst: Kinetic Study and Calcinations Effect. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 10 (3): 281-293. (doi:10.9767/bcrec.10.3.8875.281-293)


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Keywords: CO Oxidation; Catalyst; Copper; Cobalt; Kinetics

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