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Title: Formation of NO + and its possible roles during the selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH 3 on Cu-CHA catalysts

The catalytic activities of small-pore Cu-CHA and large-pore Cu-BEA catalysts for the selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH 3 were measured at a very high flow rate. Cu-CHA clearly exhibited much higher intrinsic SCR activity and lower N 2O selectivity. In situ DRIFT spectra were recorded during the adsorption and desorption following NO and (NO+O 2) exposure to fully oxidized samples in a flow cell. The results are in agreement with what we have reported previously based on in situ transmission IR studies of partially reduced samples. Both suggest that different SCR reaction pathways might exist on these two catalysts and that NO + could be an important reaction intermediate for Cu-CHA. Detailed IR studies with various isotopically labeled gas mixtures of (NO+O 2), ( 15NO+O 2), (NO+ 18O 2) and ( 15N 18O+O 2) were conducted to understand the origin of the surface adsorption complexes on Cu-CHA. Formation of NO + was not the consequence of a simple charge transfer reaction, NO+Cu 2+=NO+ + Cu +. Instead, O 2 was found to be essential in changing the oxidation state of N from +2 to +3 although it did not participate in new N$-$O bond formation. In conclusion, themore » majority of the adsorbed NO + maintained its isotopic origin of the feed gas.« less
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  1. Johnson Matthey Inc., Wayne, PA (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Inst. for Integrated Catalysis
  3. Johnson Matthey Inc., Wayne, PA (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Inst. for Integrated Catalysis
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Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861; PII: S0920586117308441; TRN: US1800847
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Journal Name:
Catalysis Today
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Catalysis Today; Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Zeolite supported Cu catalysts; Cu-CHA catalysts; Selective catalytic reduction of NOx; NO+ formation; Surface NO adsorption complexes
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