Improved Sulfur Resistance of Noble Metal Catalyst for Lean-Burn Natural Gas Applications
Natural gas and biogas alone or in combination with conventional liquid fuels (dual-fuel applications) are advanced alternative solutions to diesel and gasoline in the future. Burning of natural- or biogas produces less CO2 emissions per energy unit, and particulate matter emissions can also be reduced compared to more traditional liquefied fuels. This decrease in engine out emissions can be utilized as a tool to meet tightening emission limits and to improve the air quality locally in the areas with big challenges especially related nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions. In the present study the focus was on the development of catalytic emission control technology for both mobile and stationary lean-burn natural gas applications. Main activities were related to the oxidation catalyst and its improvements towards sulfur poisoning and to enhance methane light-off performance.