Evolution behavior and active oxygen quantification of reaction mechanism on cube Cu2O for CO self-sustained catalytic combustion and chemical-looping combustion

Running Kang, Junqin Huang, Feng Bin*, Zihao Teng, Xiaolin Wei, Baojuan Dou*, Saravanan Kasipandi*

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Abstract

Catalytic combustion (CC) and chemical looping combustion (CLC) are promising technologies for energy saving and emission reduction of CO2 in treatment of steelmaking off-gas. This work firstly reports and compares the evolution behavior and quantitative reaction mechanisms of cube Cu2O model catalyst for CC and CLC reactions. The Cu2O-CC exhibited the higher activity and stability than Cu2O-CLC. The typical characterization results suggested that the only surface unstable Cu2O was oxidized to CuO, and the excellent synergistic effect of metal-oxide interface (100) between Cu+/Cu2+ and active lattice oxygen species for Cu2O-CC reaction. But, for CLC reaction, Cu2O structure was collapsed, which caused the agglomeration of CuOx species and gradual decrease of reaction stability. Three different active oxygen species (surface cycle lattice oxygen, bulk lattice oxygen, and adsorbed oxygen) and the detailed reaction pathways were proposed by the in situ IR spectroscopy, isotopic (18O2) transient exchange experiments and DFT simulation. The intrinsic activity of surface cycle lattice oxygen was higher in terms of TOF (13.5 × 10−3 s−1) and facile formation of C16O18O on the cubic interface of Cu2O-CC through adsorbed CO during CC process. The contribution degrees of Mars-van-Krevelen (M-K) and Langmuir–Hinshelwood (L-H) mechanisms for CC and CLC reactions were 76.6% and 23.4% for CC, and 89.7% and 10.3% for CLC on Cu2O catalyst, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121296
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume310
Early online date11 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Active oxygen species
  • Catalytic combustion
  • Chemical-looping combustion
  • CO
  • Cube CuO

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