Characterizing Light-Off Behavior and Species-Resolved Conversion Efficiencies During In-Situ Diesel Oxidation Catalyst Degreening 2006-01-0209
Degreening is crucial in obtaining a stable catalyst prior to assessing its performance characteristics. This paper characterizes the light-off behavior and conversion efficiency of a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) during the degreening process. A platinum DOC is degreened for 16 hours in the presence of actual diesel engine exhaust at 650°C and 10% water (H2O) concentration. The DOC's activity for carbon monoxide (CO) and for total hydrocarbons (THC) conversion is checked at 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 hours of degreening. Pre-and post-catalyst hydrocarbon species are analyzed via gas chromatography at 0, 4, 8, and 16 hours of degreening. It is found that both light-off temperature and species-resolved conversion efficiencies change rapidly during the first 8 hours of degreening and then stabilize to a large degree. T50, the temperature where the catalyst is 50% active towards a particular species, increases by 14°C for CO and by 11°C for THC through the degreening process. The shapes of the conversion versus DOC inlet temperature curves are preserved. With respect to species-resolved hydrocarbons, conversion efficiency is always highest for acetylenes, followed by olefins, aromatics, non-methane paraffins, and methane.
Citation: Knafl, A., Busch, S., Han, M., Bohac, S. et al., "Characterizing Light-Off Behavior and Species-Resolved Conversion Efficiencies During In-Situ Diesel Oxidation Catalyst Degreening," SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-0209, 2006, https://doi.org/10.4271/2006-01-0209. Download Citation
Alexander Knafl, Stephen B. Busch, Manbae Han, Stanislav V. Bohac, Dennis N. Assanis, Patrick G. Szymkowicz, Richard D. Blint
University of Michigan, GM R&D and Planning
SAE 2006 World Congress & Exhibition
Diesel Exhaust-SP-2022, SAE 2006 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V115-4