Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 15, pp 4151–4157 | Cite as

NOX reduction over paper-structured fiber composites impregnated with Pt/Al2O3 catalyst for exhaust gas purification

  • Hirotaka Koga
  • Hirotake Ishihara
  • Takuya Kitaoka
  • Akihiko Tomoda
  • Ryo Suzuki
  • Hiroyuki Wariishi


Pt/Al2O3 catalyst powder was successfully incorporated in a microstructured paper-like matrix composed of a ceramic fiber network, by use of a simple papermaking technique. As-prepared composite, denoted paper-structured catalyst, was applied to the reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOX) in the presence of propene, for exhaust gas purification. The paper-structured catalyst demonstrated higher NOX reduction efficiency and more rapid thermal responsiveness than a conventional Pt-loaded honeycomb catalyst, indicating that the paper-like structure with interconnected pore spaces contributes to effective transport of heat and reactants to the catalyst surfaces. Furthermore, the paper-structured catalyst with the appearance of flexible paperboard has a high degree of utility. The efficiency of utilization of Pt catalyst was improved by using hierarchically assembled paper-structured catalysts with preferential location of Pt catalyst in the upper part. The paper-structured catalyst composite with paper-like utility and porous microstructure is thought to be a promising catalytic material for efficient NOX gas purification.



This research was supported by a Research Fellowship for Young Scientists from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (H. K.) and by a Risk-Taking Fund for Technology Development from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (T. K.).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirotaka Koga
    • 1
  • Hirotake Ishihara
    • 1
  • Takuya Kitaoka
    • 1
  • Akihiko Tomoda
    • 2
  • Ryo Suzuki
    • 2
  • Hiroyuki Wariishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forest and Forest Products Sciences, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.R & D Division, F. C. C. Co. Ltd.HamamatsuJapan

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