The effective valuation of catalyst supports in the catalytic oxidation makes the contribution to understand the support effect of great interest. Here, the role of active substrate in the performance and stability of CuFe-Co ternary oxides was studied towards the complete catalytic oxidation of CO. The Cu-Fe-Co oxide thin films were deposited on copper grid mesh (CUGM) using one-step pulsed-spray evaporation chemical vapor deposition method. Crystalline structure and morphology analyses revealed nano-crystallite sizes and dome-top-like morphology. Synergistic effects between Cu, Fe and Co, which affect the surface Cu2+, Fe3+, Co3+ and chemisorbed oxygen species (O-2 and OH) of thin films over the active support and thus result in better reducibility. The thin film catalysts supported on CUGM exhibited attractive catalytic activity compared to the ternary oxides supported on inert grid mesh at a high gas hourly space velocity. Moreover, the stability in time-on-stream of the ternary oxides on CUGM was evaluated in the CO oxidation for 30h. The adopted deposition strategy of ternary oxide s on CUGM presents an excessive amount of adsorbed active oxygen species that play an important role in the complete CO oxidation. The catalysts supported on CUGM showed better catalytic conversion than that on inert grid mesh and some literature-reported noble metal oxides as well as transition metal oxides counterparts, revealing the beneficial effect of the CUGM support in the improvement of the catalytic performance.
The results have been published on CHINESE CHEMICAL LETTERS, vol. 31, MAY 2020.