Impact of a Cu-zeolite SCR Catalyst on the Performance of a Diesel LNT+SCR System 2009-01-0285
Advanced Cu-zeolite based SCR (selective catalytic reduction) catalyst technologies were evaluated in a laboratory reactor as a component of a diesel LNT (lean NOx trap) plus in-situ SCR system (i.e., NH3 generation over the LNT vs injection via urea). New-generation LNT formulations, with lower desulfation temperatures and improved durability characteristics relative to previous LNTs, were also evaluated. The combined new-generation LNT+Cu-zeolite SCR systems showed a much wider temperature window of high NOx conversion compared to either LNT catalysts alone or LNT+SCR systems utilizing Fe-zeolite SCR catalysts. The new-generation Cu-zeolite SCR catalysts retained high activity even after repeated exposure to high-temperature rich DeSOx conditions in a laboratory 3-mode aging cycle simulating 120,000 mile vehicle driving.