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A kinetic model of the hydrogen assisted selective catalytic reduction of NO with ammonia over Ag/Al2O3

Authors

  • Stefanie Tamm,

    1. Competence Centre for Catalysis, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
    2. Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Louise Olsson,

    Corresponding author
    1. Competence Centre for Catalysis, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
    2. Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Sebastian Fogel,

    1. Haldor Topsøe A/S, Lyngby, Denmark
    2. Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF), Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
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  • Pär Gabrielsson,

    1. Haldor Topsøe A/S, Nymöllevej 55, Lyngby, Denmark
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  • Magnus Skoglundh

    1. Competence Centre for Catalysis, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
    2. Applied Surface Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
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Abstract

A global kinetic model which describes H2-assisted NH3-SCR over an Ag/Al2O3 monolith catalyst has been developed. The intention is that the model can be applied for dosing NH3 and H2 to an Ag/Al2O3 catalyst in a real automotive application as well as contribute to an increased understanding of the reaction mechanism for NH3-SCR. Therefore, the model needs to be simple and accurately predict the conversion of NOx. The reduction of NO is described by a global reaction, with a molar stoichiometry between NO, NH3 and H2 of 1:1:2. Further reactions included in the model are the oxidation of NH3 to N2 and NO, oxidation of H2, and the adsorption and desorption of NH3. The model was fitted to the results of an NH3-TPD experiment, an NH3 oxidation experiment, and a series of H2-assisted NH3-SCR steady-state experiments. The model predicts the conversion of NOx well even during transient experiments. © 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE J, 59: 4325–4333, 2013

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