Ag-Al2O3 catalysts for lean NOx reduction - Influence of preparation method and reductant
Journal article, 2009

Alumina supported silver catalysts for selective catalytic reduction of NOx with hydrocarbons under excess oxygen (HC-SCR) were prepared according to three different methods. These are impregnation (I) and two different sol-gel routes, via thermal drying (II) or freeze-drying (III). The latter method has not previously been reported for preparation of Ag-Al2O3 catalysts. The prepared samples were characterized by N2-sorption, TEM, XRD and XPS, and the catalytic properties were further investigated in flow reactor experiments. Two different hydrocarbons (propene and n-octane) were used separately as reductants for the SCR reaction. The TEM, XRD and XPS analyses confirmed that the sol-gel samples contain more dispersed silver of higher oxidation state than the corresponding impregnated sample. Further, it was shown that the freeze-dried sol-gel samples most likely contain well dispersed silver throughout the alumina matrix, mainly as oxidized silver. The XPS results also strongly indicate the presence of silver clusters on the surface of samples prepared by routes (I) and (II). The results from the flow reactor study imply that the ratio between silver clusters and oxidized silver species is crucial to achieve high NO reduction.

Lean NOx reduction

Sol-gel

Al2O3

Impregnation

Ag

Author

Hannes Kannisto

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry

Hanna Härelind Ingelsten

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry

Magnus Skoglundh

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical

1381-1169 (ISSN)

Vol. 302 1-2 86-

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Transport

Energy

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Chemical Engineering

DOI

10.1016/j.molcata.2008.12.003

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