Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Petia Petrova
Assistant Professor, PhD

(+359 2) 9792572


Main fields of research

Nano-structured gold catalysts for:

  • Detoxification of air pollutants - complete hydrocarbons oxidation and NO reduction by CO;
  • Pure hydrogen production via WGS and PROX reactions;
  • The relationship between structure and catalytic activity of heterogeneous catalysts for environmental protection.


  1. T. Tabakova, D. Dimitrov, M. Manzoli, F. Vindigni, P. Petrova, L. Ilieva, R. Zanella, K. Ivanov “Impact of metal doping on the activity of Au/CeO2 catalysts for catalytic abatement of VOCs and CO in waste gases”, Catal. Commun., 35, 51, 2013.
  2. P. Petrova, T. Tabakova, G. Munteanu, R. Zanella, M.Tsvetkov, L. Ilieva “Gold catalysts on Co-doped ceria for complete benzene oxidation: Relationship between reducibility and catalytic activity”, Catal. Commun., 36, 84, 2013.
  3. i. Ivanov , P. Petrova, V. Georgiev, T. Batakliev, Y. Karakirova , V. Serga , L. Kulikova, A. Eliyas, S. Rakovsky “Comparative Study of Ceria Supported Nano-sized Platinum Catalysts Synthesized by Extractive-Pyrolytic Method for Low-Temperature WGS Reaction”, Catal. Lett., 143, 942, 2013.
  4. L. Ilieva, P. Petrova, T. Tabakova, G. Pantaleo, V. Montes, J.W. Sobczak, W. Lisowski, Z. Kaszkur, M. Boutonnet, A.M. Venezia ”Pure hydrogen production via PROX over gold catalysts supported on Pr-modified ceria”, Fuel, 134, 628, 2014.
  5. T. Tabakova, L. Ilieva, P. Petrova, A.M. Venezia, G. Avdeev, R. Zanella, Y. Karakirova ”Complete benzene oxidation over mono and bimetallic Au–Pd catalysts supported on Fe-modified ceria”, Chem. Eng. J., 260, 133, 2014.
  6. L. Ilieva, P. Petrova, I. Ivanov, G. Munteanu, M. Boutonnet, J.W. Sobczac, W. Lisowski, Z. Kaszkur, P. Markov, A.M. Venezia, T. Tabakova “Nanosized gold catalysts on Pr-modified ceria for pure hydrogen production via WGS reaction”, Mat. Chem. Phys., 157, 138, 2015.
  7. L. Ilieva, P. Petrova, G. Pantaleo, R. Zanella, L. F. Liotta, V. Georgiev, S. Boghosian, Z. Kaszkur, J. W. Sobczak, W. Lisowski, A. M. Venezia, T. Tabakova “Gold catalysts supported on Y-modified ceria for CO-free hydrogen production via PROX”, Appl. Catal. B, 188, 154, 2016.
  8. P. Petrova, M. Milanova, T. abakova, L. Ilieva “Nanosized gold catalysts on cobalt-modified ceria supports for complete benzene oxidation: effect of support preparation and pretreatment conditions”, J. Chem. Technol. Metall., 51, 500, 2016.
  9. L. Ilieva, P. Petrova, L. F. Liotta, J. W. Sobczak, W. Lisowski, Z. Kaszkur, G. Munteanu, T. Tabakova “Gold Catalysts on Y-Doped Ceria Supports for Complete Benzene Oxidation” Catalysts, 6, 1, 2016.
  10. E. Kolentsova, D. Dimitrov, P. Petrova, G. Avdeev, D. Nihtianova, K. Ivanov, T. Tabakova “Alumina Supported Cu-Mn-La Catalysts for CO and VOCs Oxidation”, World Academy of Science, International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 10, 854, 2016.

10 December 2018
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