Recovery and reduction of spent alumina-supported cobalt-molybdenum oxide catalyst via plasma sintering technique

Fung Fuh Wong, Kuo Chen Chiang, Chun Yen Chen, Kun Lung Chen, Jiann Jyh Huang, Mou Yung Yeh

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Abstract

A thermal plasma process for the recovery and reduction of the spent alumina-supported cobalt-molybdenum oxide catalyst (Co 3O 4-MoO 2/Al 2O 3) was developed. The spent catalyst was sintered at >1,500 K under plasma condition and the cobalt-molybdenum oxide therein was reduced to cobalt-molybdenum, which was proven by XRD and EDX. By application of SEM and GC technique, the organic tar on the surface of the spent catalyst was found to decomposed and converted to syngas (CO, CO 2, and H 2), which might be the reducing agents in the process. A gasification mechanism for the generation of syngas and the reduction of cobalt-molybdenum oxide under plasma conditions was proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-363
Number of pages11
JournalPlasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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