Solid oxide cell (SOC) perovskite electrode materials (BSCF (Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ), LSCF (La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ) and LSCM (La0.75Sr0.25Cr0.5Mn0.5O3-δ)) were synthesised using microwave-assisted reverse-strike co-precipitation method and tested for soot oxidation activity. The calcined perovskite materials were characterized using FT-IR, XRD, SEM and BSE, BET and BJH and XPS analysis. The mean activation energy for soot oxidation was calculated from Ozawa plots at various heating rates (5, 10, 15 and 20 K/min) at different levels of soot conversions (T10 to T90) for BSCF, LSCM and LSCF perovskite materials and was around 133 ± 11.5, 138 ± 9.9 and 152 ± 7.2 kJ/mol, respectively. Irrespective of the heating rates, BSCF material showed the lowest T50 temperature than compared to other samples, and it is correlated to the presence of Fe3O4 as a secondary phase.
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