Catalysis Letters

, 132:299 | Cite as

Nitrous Oxide Decomposition Over MCO3–Co3O4 (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) Catalysts

  • B. M. Abu-ZiedEmail author
  • S. A. Soliman


In this paper, nitrous oxide decomposition over a series of MCO3–Co3O4 (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) catalysts having M/Co ratios of 0.1–0.4 has been studied. The various catalysts were characterized using thermal (TGA, DTA), XRD, IR and N2 sorption techniques. N2O decomposition activity was found to be dependent on the type of the alkaline earth cation, the M/Co ratio, cobalt oxide crystallites sizes, and the calcination temperature.


Greenhouse gases Nitrous oxide decomposition Co3O4 Cobalt catalyst Spinel oxide 



The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) for the granting of the gas analyzers used in the measurements. In addition, Assiut University is gratefully acknowledged for the support of the mass follow controllers used in this investigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt

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