Activity of highly dispersed Co/SBA-15 catalysts (low content) in carbon black oxidation

Nissrine El Hassan, Sandra Casale, Samer Aouad, Theodor Hanein, Karam Jabbour, Elvis Chidiac, Bilal El Khoury, Henri El Zakhem, Hanna El Nakat

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Cobalt supported on mesoporous silica SBA-15 (0.75, 1.5 and 3 wt% Co) were used as catalysts for the oxidation of carbon black. Catalysts were characterized by N2 sorption, XRD, TEM and TPR. The catalytic activity in CB oxidation was measured. It has been shown that only small cobalt domains (less than 5 nm) are present on all samples. A homogeneous dispersion was obtained for all catalysts. With increasing cobalt loading, crystalline species start to appear. Using an intermediate contact between the CB and the catalyst, the best activity is that of 0.75Co/SBA-15 catalyst where the oxidation reaches the maximum (Tmax) 68 K before the non-catalyzed reaction. On the same catalyst used in tight contact mode with CB, even if Tmax didn't decrease for more than additional 12 K but the Ti decreases by 38K and thus starts 83 K before.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Procedia
StatePublished - 2014
Event8th International Conference on Material Sciences, CSM8-ISM5 2012 - Beirut, Lebanon
Duration: May 28 2012May 30 2012


  • Carbon black
  • Cobalt
  • Oxidation
  • SBA-15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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