Pt-Pd bimetal catalysts were prepared in order to develop and investigate catalysts with excellent activity and stability for benzene destruction. In the reaction results, the addition of Pt to Pd/γ -Al2O3 catalyst brought about the increase of catalytic activity. Moreover, it was effective in preventing the deactivation of the catalysts in benzene combustion. The addition of some amount of Pt made Pd particles available for better benzene combustion. On the contrary, the addition of Pt beyond a certain amount decreases activity because of the Pd active sites overlapped with the Pt active sites. The activity of the catalysts is related to oxidation state of metal, Pd/Al ratio and particle size on γ -Al2O3. These effects of Pt addition to Pd catalysts were studied by XPS, XRD, and TEM analyses.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Process Chemistry and Technology