The capability of different Pt/Ce0.6Zr0.4/Al2O3 catalytic systems of effectively decomposing H2O2 has been studied in view of their application to monopropellant thrusters. BET surface area measurements, X-Ray Diffractometry (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) have been used together with catalytic tests in order to evaluate the advantages of using CeO2-ZrO2 mixed oxide solid solution as an alternative to current three ways catalysts (TWCs). From the assessment of alternative solutions, a Pt/Ce0.6Zr0.4/Al2O3 catalyst suitable to effectively decompose H2O2 has been identified. SEM-EDX analyses ruled out the occurrence of phase segregation and selective deposition of Pt on Zr during the catalyst preparation. No changes in the crystalline arrangement of the catalyst samples after H2O2 decomposition have been detected by XRD measurements, except for a slight crystallization or grain size growth as a consequence of the high temperatures experienced during the reaction....
|Autori:||ROMEO L; GENOVESE C; TORRE L; PASINI A; CERVONE A; D'AGOSTINO L; CENTI G; S. PERATHONER S|
|Titolo:||Use of Pt/CexZr1-xAl2O3 as Advanced Catalyst for Hydrogen Peroxide Thrusters|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|