A New Strategy for Improving the Efficiency of Low-temperature Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx with CH4via the Combination of Non-thermal Plasma and Ag2O/TiO2 Photocatalyst

  • Hui Wang
  • Jiafeng Wang
  • Lei Zhang
  • Qinqin YuEmail author
  • Zewen Chen
  • Shengji WuEmail author


In the present work, a remarkable combination of non-thermal plasma and photocatalyst was developed to widen the operating temperature window of selective catalytic reduction(SCR) of NOx with CH4, especially to im-prove the low-temperature removal efficiency of NOx. It was shown that the operating temperature window was significantly widened. Among all the catalysts prepared, 1%Ag2O/TiO2 showed the highest catalytic activity for NOx removal due to the utilization of near ultraviolet light. The conversion of NOx to N2 over the in-plasma 1%Ag2O/TiO2 photocatalyst at 60 and 300 °C could achieve 31.8% and 53.0%, respectively. The combination mode of plasma and catalyst affected NOx removal efficiency greatly, the in-plasma catalysis outperformed the post-plasma catalytic mode remarkably, signifying the contribution of photocatalytic processes on the catalysts. Meanwhile, the characterizations of the catalyst demonstrated that the morphology and structure of the Ag2O/TiO2 catalyst were unchanged throughout the non-thermal plasma and photocatalytic processes, implying the superior stability of the catalyst.


Non-thermal plasma Photocatalyst NOx Ag2O/TiO2 CH4 


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A new strategy for improving the efficiency of low-temperature SCR of NOx with CH4 via the combination of non-thermal plasma and Ag2O/TiO2 photocatalyst


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Materials and Environmental EngineeringHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouP. R. China
  2. 2.School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life SciencesWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanP. R. China

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