Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 825–836

Shielded Sliding Discharge-Assisted Hydrocarbon Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx over Ag/Al2O3 Catalysts Using Diesel as a Reductant

  • Xiaoying Bao
  • Muhammad Arif Malik
  • Daniel G. Norton
  • Vasile B. Neculaes
  • Karl H. Schoenbach
  • Richard Heller
  • Oltea P. Siclovan
  • Susan E. Corah
  • Antonio Caiafa
  • Louis P. Inzinna
  • Kenneth R. Conway
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11090-014-9551-3

Cite this article as:
Bao, X., Malik, M.A., Norton, D.G. et al. Plasma Chem Plasma Process (2014) 34: 825. doi:10.1007/s11090-014-9551-3

Abstract

The nonthermal plasma generated in a shielded sliding discharge reactor was used to reform diesel for the hydrocarbon-selective catalytic reduction (HC-SCR) of NOx on Ag/Al2O3 catalysts. Compared with raw diesel, the reformed diesel enhanced the NOx reduction efficiency, mitigated hydrocarbon poisoning of the catalyst and reduced the fuel penalty for the HC-SCR reaction. The NOx conversion values obtained with a commercial Ag/Al2O3 catalyst exceeded that of a 2.0 wt% Ag/Al2O3 catalyst prepared by wet impregnation. A significant amount of NH3 was produced as a by-product during the HC-SCR reaction, which suggests that further NOx conversion enhancement can be achieved by placing a second NH3-SCR catalyst in series with the Ag/Al2O3 catalyst.

Keywords

ReformingDieselNOxSCRAg/Al2O3Nonthermal plasmaShielded sliding dischargeFlue gas treatment

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoying Bao
    • 1
  • Muhammad Arif Malik
    • 2
  • Daniel G. Norton
    • 1
  • Vasile B. Neculaes
    • 1
  • Karl H. Schoenbach
    • 2
  • Richard Heller
    • 2
  • Oltea P. Siclovan
    • 1
  • Susan E. Corah
    • 1
  • Antonio Caiafa
    • 1
  • Louis P. Inzinna
    • 1
  • Kenneth R. Conway
    • 1
  1. 1.General Electric Global Research CenterNiskayunaUSA
  2. 2.Frank Reidy Research Center for BioelectricsOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA