Zirconia-Supported Copper and KNO3 Catalysts for Diesel Soot Combustion. Deactivation by Hydrotreatment and SO2

Author(s): Sandra Mosconi, Maria L. Ruiz, Maria S. Leguizamon Aparicio, Marta I. Ponzi, Esther N. Ponzi, Ileana D. Lick.

Journal Name:Current Catalysis

Volume 3 , Issue 2 , 2014

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In this study, the sulfur tolerance and hydrothermal stability of Cu-KNO3/ZrO2 catalysts in catalytic diesel soot oxidation were investigated. Supported alkaline nitrate catalysts have shown excellent activity for soot oxidation in the presence of O2 or NO/O2. High-temperature water vapor treatments do not affect the catalytic activity, suggesting a good hydrothermal stability of the catalysts. Treatments performed at high SO2 concentration lead to a partial deactivation of the catalysts for the combustion reaction in the presence of O2. The presence of copper improves the sulfur tolerance of the KNO3/ZrO2 catalyst for the combustion of soot in the presence of NOx. NO/O2 present in the feed flow of the reactor can regenerate in situ nitrate anions that provide the redox cycles required for the reaction.

Keywords: Diesel soot, Combustion, Hydrothermal stability, SO2.

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Year: 2014
Page: [206 - 212]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/2211544702666131224233822
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