P-Tu-BRC-76 Hydrothermal Aging of Pd/SiO2 Catalysts for Methane Oxidation

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Rahman Gholami and Kevin J. Smith, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Hydrothermal aging deactivated a Pd/SiO2 catalyst used for CH4 oxidation. A small decrease in surface area and no significant change in PdO crystallite size after hydrothermal aging suggests that the occlusion of PdO clusters by the SiO2 support plays a key role in catalyst deactivation during hydrothermal aging.

Extended Abstracts: