Experimental Study on DeNOx Performance by Plasma-Catalyst (Ag, Au/Al2O3) System
Plasma-catalyst (Ag, Au/Al2O3) systems were applied to NOx reduction in a model lean-burn engine exhaust gas. Also, DeNOx test of real diesel exhaust gas was performed by plasma-Ag/Al2O3 system. In the case of model exhaust gas, the catalytic activity for NOx reduction was enhanced by the assistance of plasma in the wide temperature range. The NOx conversion efficiency of plasma-Ag/Al2O3 was 40∼90% under the condition of C3 H6 3200ppm (C1/NOx = 5.96) and 10% O2 over the temperature range of 250∼400°C. The plasma-Au/Al2 O3 system showed remarkable low temperature NOx reduction activity at 100∼250°C. The real engine full flow test was performed for 70% of the full load and at engine speed of 1500rpm. NOx removal of 46% from the diesel exhaust gas was achieved by the plasma-Ag/Al2O3 catalyst system at 364°C(C1/NOx = 6). In the case of higher C1/NOx = 10, the NOx conversion increased up to 73% at 381°C. Also, DeNOx engine tests were performed for full load of 1500, 2000 and 2500rpm.