Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 19, pp 6505–6512 | Cite as

Catalytic activity of CuO-loaded TiO2/γ-Al2O3 for NO Reduction by CO

  • Jiang XiaoyuanEmail author
  • Li Huijuan
  • Zheng Xiaoming


The activities in NO + CO reaction of CuO-loaded TiO2/γ-Al2O3 catalysts prepared by precipitation (P), co-precipitation (C-P), or sol-gel (S-G) were examined using a micro-reactor-gas chromatography (GC) system. The study showed higher catalytic activity of 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (P) than that of 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (S-G) or 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (C-P) in air condition, compared with higher activity of 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (P) or 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (S-G) than that of 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (C-P) in H2 condition. The specific surface area and crystallite formation had little effect on catalytic activities. H2-temperature programmed reduction (TPR) revealed four reduction peaks of 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (P), three reduction peaks of 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (S-G), but only one reduction peak of 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (C-P). CuO diffraction peaks were detected only in 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (P), indicating that CuO was highly dispersed on the other two TiO2/γ-Al2O3 catalysts. As a result, 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (P) had the highest activity of reducing NO. During NO + CO reaction, the absorption peaks of intermediate product N2O were shown at 150 °C by 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (P), at 200 °C by 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (S-G), and at 100 °C by 12%CuO/15%TiO2/γ-Al2O3 (C-P) after H2 pretreatment at 400 °C for 1 h.


TiO2 Reduction Peak Raman Peak Adsorption Band Amorphous Al2O3 



The authors acknowledge financial support from the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (Y504131).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science, Institute of CatalysisZhejiang UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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