The effect of sintering and Pd-doping on the conversion of CO to CO2 on SnO2 gas sensor materials
Delabie, L × Honore, M Lenaerts, S Huyberechts, G Roggen, J Maes, Guido #
Elsevier science sa
Sensors and actuators b-chemical vol:44 issue:1-3 pages:446-451
The principal aim of this work is to study the effect of the processes of sintering and Pd doping of SnO2 gas sensor materials on the conversion of CO to CO2. For this purpose, the gas phase above screen printed sensor material is investigated using FTIR spectroscopy, while surface area, porosity and particle size measurements an performed on the SnO2 powders. During sintering, larger agglomerates of primary particles are formed, which results in a larger conversion degree of CO. The effect of Pd doping of the tin dioxide film on the CO conversion is more pronounced. The transformation of CO starts at a lower temperature and the conversion degree increases remarkably. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.