Comparison between ammonia and propene as the reducing agent in the selective catalytic reduction of NO under lean conditions over Pt black
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 1999
The catalytic activity of Pt black towards the reduction of NO under lean conditions is examined. Ammonia and propene are tested as reducing agents. A scrambling between nitrogens is observed in the formation of N2 and N2O for NH3. For C3H6, a reduction of NO to mainly N2O is found. A minor formation of N2 is only observed for high C3H6 concentrations. The role of NO2 as an intermediate in the reduction of NO is examined by using a feed gas mixture containing NO2, as well as by studying the catalytic activity of Pt black towards the NO-O2 and NO2-O2 reactions. No effect is observed in the maximum NOx conversion for C3H6 whereas for NH3 a decreased activity is found. The presented results are put in perspective of the reaction mechanisms proposed in the literature.