A family of Co-free, Fe/Mn-based perovskite-type oxides, (Sr, A′)(Fe, Mn)O3-δ (A′=La, Ba, Ca), was synthesized, and their oxygen permeability and phase stability in reducing atmosphere were investigated. The substitution of Mn at B site caused the decrease in oxygen permeability. As for the effect of A-site substitution, prominent promotion was observed by the substitution of Ba for 30% of Sr, and Ba0.3Sr 0.7FeO3-δ was found to be one of most excellent oxygen permeable materials with the permeation flux of 3.0 cm3(STP) cm-2 min-1 at 900°C. Reduction tolerance was evaluated by TG measurements in a 5%H2/N2 stream up to 1000°C. After the TG measurements, crystal structures of La-Sr-Co-Fe-O and Sr-Fe-(Mn)-O perovskites were decomposed or transformed into low oxygen permeable phases, but the perovskite-type structure of Ba-Sr-Fe-(Mn)-O survived. The Fe/Mn-based perovskites with high oxygen permeability and exceeding reduction tolerance could be used as stable membrane materials for membrane reactors catalyzing NO-CH4 reaction and the partial oxidation of CR4 into synthesis gas.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering