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Title: High performance diesel oxidation catalysts using ultra-low Pt loading on titania nanowire array integrated cordierite honeycombs

High performance of an ultra-low Pt loading diesel oxidation catalyst can be achieved by using a combination of novel nano-array structured support, precise control of ultrafine active Pt particles, and an addition of H 2 as a promoter into the exhausts. Highly stable mesoporous rutile TiO 2 nano-array was uniformly grown on three-dimensional (3-D) cordierite honeycomb monoliths using a solvothermal synthesis. Atomic layer deposition was employed for precise dispersion of ultrafine Pt particles (0.95 ± 0.24 nm) on TiO 2 nano-array with a Pt loading of 1.1 g/ft 3. Despite low Pt loading, the Pt/TiO 2 nano-array catalyst shows impressive low-temperature oxidation reactivity, with the conversion of CO and total hydrocarbon (THC) reaching 50% at 224 and 285 °C, respectively, in the clean diesel combustion (CDC) simulated exhaust conditions. The excellent activity is attributed to the unique nano-array structure that promotes gas-solid interaction and ultra-small Pt particle dispersion that increase surface Pt atoms. We also demonstrate that addition of more H 2 into the exhaust can lower light-off temperature for CO and THC by up to ~60 °C and ~30 °C, respectively.
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  1. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering & Inst. of Materials Science
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)
  3. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Materials Science and Engineering
  4. Univ. of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; EE0006854; CBET-1344792
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Catalysis Today
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Catalysis Today; Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
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