Surface complexes during Ca-catalyzed O2-gasification of carbon

R. R. Martin, J. A. MacPhee, T. Kyotani, S. Hayashi, A. Tomita

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The authors gasified Ca-loaded carbon sample with labeled O2. From the gas analysis during O2-gasification and the subsequent temperature programmed desorption (TPD), the difference between the Ca-catalyzed and the uncatalyzed gasification was investigated, and it was attempted to clarify how Ca enhances O2-gasification. Furthermore, by analyzing the surface of Ca-loaded carbon with secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS), they directly examined the surface oxygen complexes after gasification. From the experiments using gas mixtures, it can be safely said that (1) the remarkable formation of C18O2 can not be attributed to the gas phase reaction between C18O and 18O2, but to the primary reaction of carbon and 18O2, (2) the rates of O2-related exchange reactions are negligibly slow in comparison with the rate of carbon gasification, and (3) the rate of isotope exchange reaction between CO2 and CO is not so large as that of carbon gasification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-491
Number of pages2
JournalExtended Abstracts and Program - Biennial Conference on Carbon
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Biennial Conference on Carbon - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: 1991 Jun 231991 Jun 28

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  • Engineering(all)


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