Electrochemical, Catalytic and O-2-Permeation Studies of Iron-Doped Barium Zirconates for Membrane Reactor Applications Conference Paper uri icon


  • An Fe-doped Barium Zirconate perovskite (Ba0.9Fe0.1Zr0.9O3-) is investigated for electrochemical and catalytic activity at 800oC via combination of gas effluent mass spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Results confirm competitive reaction rates for both CO2 reduction to CO and O2 under dry-gas conditions and CO oxidation to CO2 and H2 in the presence of steam. A combination of both p-type and n-type semiconduction behavior is suggested to explain the complex dependence of electrical conductivity upon individual gas species partial pressure. Separate gas permeation measurements confirm an O2 permeability of 9.5210-12 mol.m-1.s-1.Pa-1, which is competitive with similarly reported zirconate-based perovskite materials.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, H., Suresh, A., Carter, C. B., & Wilhite, B. A.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, H||Suresh, A||Carter, CB||Wilhite, BA

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM