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In situ fabrication of highly active γ-MnO2/SmMnO3 catalyst for deep catalytic oxidation of gaseous benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and o-xylene

Liu, Lizhong, Li, Juexue, Zhang, Hongbo, Li, Lu, Zhou, Pin, Meng, Xianglong, Guo, Mingming, Jia, Jinping, Sun, Tonghua
Journal of hazardous materials 2019 v.362 pp. 178-186
X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, air, benzene, catalysts, ethylbenzene, humidity, oxidation, oxygen, texture, toluene, volatile organic compounds, xylene
γ-MnO2, SmMnO3, and γ-MnO2/SmMnO3 catalysts were prepared by facile methods, wherein the SmMnO3 (SMO) perovskite was synthesized through one-step calcination and the γ-MnO2/SmMnO3 was formed by an in situ growth of γ-MnO2 on the surface of SMO. These materials ware characterized by XRD, SEM-mapping, N2-adsorption, XPS and H2-TPR to investigate their textural properties. Compared with that of SMO and γ-MnO2, the γ-MnO2/SMO shows better performance for catalytic oxidation of aromatic VOCs in wet air (10 vol.%), which may be attributed to its higher surface molar ratio of lattice oxygen to adsorbed oxygen (Olatt/Oads) and better low-temperature reducibility. Besides, for γ-MnO2/SMO catalyst, a successive oxidation route and the inner principle of BETX (benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and o-xylene) oxidation were also revealed via various tests and a comprehension of dynamics investigation. Meanwhile, the experiments under simulated realistic exhaust conditions displayed that the γ-MnO2/SmMnO3 is also a good catalyst with high stability for aromatic VOCs oxidation, and fulfilled endurability to high humidity (20 vol.%).