Honeycomb-structured catalysts for the selective partial oxidation of H

Vincenzo Palma, Daniela Barba, Vincenzo Gerardi

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The reaction of H2S selective partial oxidation to elemental sulfur was studied on cordierite honeycomb-structured catalysts in the range of temperature of 150-200°C. The preparation procedure of catalytic cordierite monoliths has been studied, from the washcoating with CeO2to the deposition of V2O5by wet impregnation. Two different preparation washcoating procedures deposition were studied: in one case the washcoat had been already added with the salts precursors of the active species (joint impregnation method), in other case the active species were added only after the deposition step of the washcoat on the monolith, by impregnation in a solution of the salt precursor (distinct impregnation method). The catalysts prepared with the two different methods were characterized and the stability was investigated in catalytic activity tests. The catalysts prepared with the "joint impregnation" method have shown a poor catalytic activity and tendency to the deactivation. Very different results were found for the catalysts prepared with the "distinct impregnation" method, for which the effect of the vanadium content (2-19 V2O5wt %) was also studied at 200°C. Good catalytic performances were obtained for both samples that have shown a high H2S conversion (∼90%), low SO2selectivity (3%) and a high stability. The catalytic tests performed to varying the contact time with the temperature have allowed to identify the possible reaction pathway and the optimal operating conditions for which were obtained good catalytic performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69 - 75
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Publication statusPublished - 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Strategy and Management

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