Title Highly dispersed ceria on activated carbon for the catalyzed ozonation of organic pollutants
Authors Goncalves, Alexandra , Silvestre-Albero, Joaquin , Ramos-Fernandez, Enrique V. , SERRANO RUIZ, JUAN CARLOS, Orfao, Jose J. M. , Sepulveda-Escribano, Antonio , Pereira, Manuel Fernando R.
External publication Si
Means Appl. Catal. B-Environ.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 5.82500
SJR Impact 2.65000
Publication date 22/02/2012
ISI 000301278400036
DOI 10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.11.052
Abstract Several catalysts of cerium oxide highly dispersed on activated carbon were prepared varying the cerium precursor, the solvent and the chemical surface properties of the support, and characterized by several techniques. Afterwards, these materials were investigated as ozonation catalysts for the mineralization of two organic compounds (oxalic acid and aniline). The ozonation results were compared with those obtained in the absence of catalyst and in the presence of the parent activated carbons used for the preparation of these materials. The prepared catalysts have better performances than the parent activated carbons, denoting a clear synergic effect between activated carbon and cerium oxide. The efficiency of the catalysts is mainly affected by the amount of Ce3+ species on the surface. However, in the ozonation of oxalic acid, the specific surface area and metal oxide particle diameter also played an important role. The use of activated carbon as support favors the removal of both organic compounds studied. Highly dispersed cerium oxide on activated carbon shows better catalytic performance than a composite with the same composition. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Catalytic ozonation; Cerium oxide; Activated carbon; Oxalic acid; Aniline
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