Copper-exchanged ZSM-5 (Cu-ZSM-5) is a promising catalyst thanks to the Cu redox pair. A particular feature of this material consists in the presence of spontaneous isothermal oscillations which take place during N2O decomposition reaction, depending on the operating conditions. In the present work, a set of five Cu-ZSM-5 catalysts was synthesised by three procedures and three different copper precursor concentrations: i) wet impregnation, ii) single ion exchange, and iii) double ion exchange. Catalytic tests revealed that the ion-exchanged samples exhibit a low catalytic activity and no oscillatory behaviour, except for the twice-exchanged sample which achieves an average N2O conversion of 26 % at 400 °C. Conversely, the impregnated samples reach higher levels of N2O conversion (66 % for Cu5ZSM5_WI and 72 % for Cu10ZSM5_WI) and demonstrate a similar oscillating pattern. Further investigations disclosed that the most active catalysts, characterised by the presence of oscillatory behaviour, have more abundant and easily reducible copper species (ICP, EDX and H2-TPR) which interact better with the zeolitic support (FT-IR). Catalytic tests under a long time on stream (TOS) suggest that either self-organised patterns or deterministic chaos can be achieved during the reaction, depending on the operating conditions, such as temperature and contact time.

The Oscillatory Behaviour of Cu-ZSM-5 Catalysts for N2O Decomposition: Investigation of Cu Species by Complementary Techniques / Rizzetto, Andrea; Sartoretti, Enrico; Khoma, Khrystyna; Armandi, Marco; Piumetti, Marco; Bensaid, Samir; Pirone, Raffaele. - In: CHEMPHYSCHEM. - ISSN 1439-7641. - ELETTRONICO. - (2024). [10.1002/cphc.202400339]

The Oscillatory Behaviour of Cu-ZSM-5 Catalysts for N2O Decomposition: Investigation of Cu Species by Complementary Techniques

Andrea Rizzetto;Enrico Sartoretti;Khrystyna Khoma;Marco Armandi;Marco Piumetti;Samir Bensaid;Raffaele Pirone
2024

Abstract

Copper-exchanged ZSM-5 (Cu-ZSM-5) is a promising catalyst thanks to the Cu redox pair. A particular feature of this material consists in the presence of spontaneous isothermal oscillations which take place during N2O decomposition reaction, depending on the operating conditions. In the present work, a set of five Cu-ZSM-5 catalysts was synthesised by three procedures and three different copper precursor concentrations: i) wet impregnation, ii) single ion exchange, and iii) double ion exchange. Catalytic tests revealed that the ion-exchanged samples exhibit a low catalytic activity and no oscillatory behaviour, except for the twice-exchanged sample which achieves an average N2O conversion of 26 % at 400 °C. Conversely, the impregnated samples reach higher levels of N2O conversion (66 % for Cu5ZSM5_WI and 72 % for Cu10ZSM5_WI) and demonstrate a similar oscillating pattern. Further investigations disclosed that the most active catalysts, characterised by the presence of oscillatory behaviour, have more abundant and easily reducible copper species (ICP, EDX and H2-TPR) which interact better with the zeolitic support (FT-IR). Catalytic tests under a long time on stream (TOS) suggest that either self-organised patterns or deterministic chaos can be achieved during the reaction, depending on the operating conditions, such as temperature and contact time.
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