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Effect of Preparation Procedure on the Catalytic Properties of Fe-ZSM-5 as SCR Catalyst

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Fe-ZSM-5 catalysts, prepared by different methods, have been characterized by BET, ICP-AES, XRD, XPS, NH3-TPD and NO-TPD and evaluated for NOx reduction according to standard NH3-SCR, NH3 oxidation and NO oxidation, in absence and presence of water. The presence of water has a significant influence on both the SCR and oxidation reactions. The most active catalyst for NH3-SCR is prepared by ion exchange using FeCl2 as iron precursor. The XPS results indicate that Fe2+ ions are the main active sites for the SCR reactions, while Fe3+ ions are the primarily active sites for oxidation of ammonia.

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This work has been performed within the Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK) which is hosted by Chalmers University of Technology and financially supported by the Swedish Energy Agency and the member companies: AB Volvo, ECAPS AB, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Scania CV AB and Volvo Car Corporation AB. The authors would also like to thank ALS Scandinavia AB for help with the ICP-AES analysis, Lars Ilver for help with the XPS analysis and Soran Shwan for helpful hints.

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Shishkin, A., Carlsson, P., Härelind, H. et al. Effect of Preparation Procedure on the Catalytic Properties of Fe-ZSM-5 as SCR Catalyst. Top Catal 56, 567–575 (2013).

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