Oxygen sorption and desorption properties of Sr-Co-Fe oxide

Qinghua Yin, Jay Kniep, Jerry Lin

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SrCoFeOx has been investigated as a new sorbent for air separation and oxygen removal at high temperatures. X-ray diffraction analysis of a SrCoFeOx sample prepared by liquid citrate method reveals that the sample contains an intergrowth (Sr4 Fe6 - x Cox O13 ± δ), perovskite (SrFe1 - x Cox O3 - δ), and spinel (Co3 - x Fex O4) phase. Both oxygen vacancies (Vover(O, ̈)) and interstitial oxygen ions (Oi) are involved in the oxygen adsorption and desorption process for SrCoFeOx. Compared with the perovskite-type oxide La0.1 Sr0.9 Co0.9 Fe0.1 O3 - δ, SrCoFeOx has stronger structure stability in a reducing environment and it also exhibits a larger oxygen sorption capacity at temperatures higher than 800 {ring operator} C. Meanwhile, unlike La0.1 Sr0.9 Co0.9 Fe0.1 O3 - δ which shows a fast adsorption rate and a slow desorption rate at 900 {ring operator} C, SrCoFeOx shows a fast desorption rate and slow adsorption rate at the same temperature. X-ray diffraction data reveals that SrCoFeOx samples sintered at 1140 {ring operator} C have a higher amount of the intergrowth phase than samples sintered at 950 {ring operator} C due to slow formation kinetics. X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis of SrCoFeOx samples prepared by the citrate and solid state method show that the synthesis method strongly influences the amount of the three phases in a sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2211-2218
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 2008


  • Adsorption
  • Air separation
  • Defect chemistry
  • Mixed-conducting oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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