Electrochemical promotion of a Pt catalyst supported on La 0.6Sr 0.4Co 0.2Fe 0.8O 3 - δ hollow fibre membranes

Danai Poulidi, Maria Elena Rivas, Barbara Zydorczak, Zhentao Wu, Kang Li, Ian S. Metcalfe*

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The use of wireless electrochemical promotion of catalysis (EPOC) of a Pt catalyst supported on a mixed ionic electronic conducting hollow fibre membranes is investigated. This reactor configuration offers high surface areas per unit volume and is ideally suited for scaled-up applications. The MIEC membrane used is the La 0.6Sr 0.4Co 0.2Fe 0.8O 3 perovskite (LSCF) with a Pt catalyst film deposited on the outer surface of the LSCF membrane. Experimental results showed that after initial catalyst deactivation (in the absence of an oxygen chemical potential difference across the membrane) the catalytic rate can be enhanced by using an oxygen sweep and wireless EPOC can be used for the in situ regeneration of a deactivated catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-385
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Ionics
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2012


  • Catalyst remote control
  • EPOC
  • Ethylene oxidation
  • Hollow fibre membranes
  • LSCF
  • MIEC support


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