Effective Catalyst Layer Study by Computer Calculation 2005-01-0957
The transient HC performance of diesel oxidation catalysts is known to be greatly improved by addition of Zeolite material. The authors already reported how to estimate the effective washcoat thickness in our previous study . To understand in more detail the effective catalyst layer thickness, a precise gas diffusion model and parameters of HC adsorption and desorption rate were determined in this study.
The random pore model was used for a gas diffusion calculation to simulate the macro porosity of the catalyst layer and micro porosity of the Zeolite material. HC adsorption capacity as a function of temperature and HC concentration was measured by Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD). HC desorption rate was evaluated by changing the TPD ramping rate. HC reaction rate was evaluated by using a model gas reactor. Calculated catalyst performance correlated to the experimental results, thus validating the model.