Fabrication of CuO-doped catalytic material containing zeolite synthesized from red mud and rice husk ash for CO oxidation

Minh Hieu Do Thi, Quoc Thinh Tran, Tri Nguyen, Thuy Van Nguyen Thi and Ky Phuong Ha Huynh

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Keywords: nano


In this study a series of the CuO-doped materials containing zeolite with varying CuO contents were synthesized from red mud (RM) and rice husk ash (RHA). The rice husk ash/red mud with the molar ratio of SiO2/Al2O3, Na2O/SiO2 and H2O/Na2O being 1.8, 2.5 and 60, respectively, were maintained during the synthetic process of materials. The characteristic structure samples were analyzed by x-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) surface area and H2 temperature program reduction (H2-TPR). The catalytic activity of samples was evaluated in CO oxidation reaction in a microflow reactor at temperature range 200 °C–350 °C. The obtained results showed that all synthetic samples there exist the A-type zeolites with the average crystal size of 15–20 nm, the specific surface area of 21.3 - 54.3 m2 g-1, and pore volume of 0.073 - 0.130 cm3 g-1. The material synthesized from RM and RHA with the zeolite structure (ZRM, undoped CuO) could also oxidize CO completely at 350 °C, and its activity was increase significantly when doped with CuO. CuO-doped materials with the zeolite structure exhibited excellent catalytic activity in CO oxidation. The ZRM sample loading 5 wt% CuO with particle nanosize about 10–30 nm was the best one for CO oxidation with complete conversion temperature at 275 °C

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