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open-access-imgOpen AccessPreparation and Morphological Property of Co3O4/BaxSr1-xCo0.8Fe0.2O3-δ (x=0.5-0.7) Membranes using Starch as Binder Agent
Wahyu Prasetyo Utomo,
A. S. Wijayanti,
Silvana Dwi Nurherdiana,
Rendy Muhamad Iqbal,
Djoko Hartanto,
Hamzah Fansuri
Publication year2019
Publication title
iop conference series: materials science and engineering
Resource typeJournals
PublisherIOP Publishing
Ba 0.5 Sr 0.5 Co 0.8 Fe 0.2 O 3-δ (x=0.5-0.7) or BSCF was known as promising material to prepare MIEC membrane for oxygen separation. Several modifications have been performed to improve catalytic activity of BSCF membranes. One of the promising methods was coating of the membrane with catalyst layer such as Co 3 O 4 . This work investigates the simple and effective method to coat Co 3 O 4 layer on the surface of Ba x Sr 1-x Co 0.8 Fe 0.2 O 3-δ (x=0.5-0.7) flat sheet membranes resulting Co 3 O 4 /BSCF xx82 membranes. BSCF were prepared from its initial powders by dry pressing method followed by sintering at 1150 °C for 4 hours. The resulted BSCF dense membranes were coated with Co 3 O 4 using starch as binder agent in the form of suspension. The coating suspension consist of 62.5% w/w of starch and 37.5% w/w of Co 3 O 4 . The coating suspension was directly coated on the surface of the BSCF dense membranes followed by calcination at 800 °C for 3 hours. The surface morphology and cross section of membranes were observed using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX). SEM images show that the method succeeds to coat Co 3 O 4 layer on the surface of BSCF membranes. However, the distribution of the Co 3 O 4 was not uniform and some particles form aggregate. The particle size of the membranes was about 0.5-2.0 μm whereas the aggregate size is around 2-5 μm. The presence of Co 3 O 4 layer was also indicated by the increasing of Co intensity in the surface of membranes as analyzed by EDX.
Subject(s)biochemistry , calcination , catalysis , chemical engineering , chemistry , coating , composite material , engineering , homotopy , layer (electronics) , materials science , mathematics , membrane , organic chemistry , pure mathematics , scanning electron microscope , sintering , suspension (topology)

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