Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-3567
2001-09-24

Plasma-Enhanced Adsorption and Reduction on Lean NOx-Catalysts 2001-01-3567

The influence of adsorption and desorption processes on the non-thermal plasma enhanced catalytic reduction of NOx on NaZSM5- and Al2O3-based lean-NOx catalysts (Pt-NH4ZSM5, Cu-NaZSM5, Fe-NaZSM5, Pt-Al2O3, Pd-Al2O3, CuO-Al2O3, Ag-Al2O3) was investigated by temperature programmed reaction experiments in the temperature range from 100 °C to 600 °C. Dodecane was used as a reducing agent. Strong HC adsorption- and desorption effects were observed on the zeolite catalysts, which were not influenced by plasma-pretreatment. Adsorption of NO2 and desorption of NO occurred on Al2O3-based catalysts. By plasma-pretreatment adsorption of NO2 was induced at low temperatures. NOx-reduction rates of the catalysts Cu-NaZSM5, Fe-NaZSM5, and the Ag-Al2O3 were increased substantially by plasma-pretreatment. Both plasma-induced and catalytic oxidation of HCs were limiting factors of the NOx-reduction obtained on these catalysts.

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