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CO2 decomposition over freshly reduced nano-crystallite Cu0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 at 400-600 °C

Khedr, M. H. and Halim, K. S. Abdel and Zaki, A. H. (2008) CO2 decomposition over freshly reduced nano-crystallite Cu0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 at 400-600 °C. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 81 (2). 272 - 277.

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The decomposition of CO2 was investigated as a process of both industrial and environmental importance. The decomposition of CO2 over nano-crystalline oxygen-deficient Cu0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 was tested through simultaneously reduction–reoxidation technique. The experiments were carried out isothermally using thermo-gravimetric apparatus. The prepared, completely reduced and reoxidized Cu0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 compacts were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, carbon content analysis and reflected light microscope. The influence of the experimental conditions on the structural characteristics of the products was extensively studied to get clear comprehension of re-oxidation process. The experimental measurements were used to elucidate the re-oxidation mechanism under isothermal conditions. For the re-oxidation process, it was found that at the initial stages, the reaction is controlled by the interfacial chemical reaction mechanism with some contribution to the gaseous diffusion mechanism. On the other hand, the mechanism of reaction was found to be solid-state diffusion at the final stages. Carbon nanotubes were extensively formed on the surface of the reduced samples as a result of the decomposition of CO2.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:CO2 decomposition
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:4003
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:30 Mar 2009 11:42
Last Modified:30 Mar 2009 11:42

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