Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 481–486 | Cite as

Electrochemical promotion in a monolith electrochemical plate reactor applied to simulated and real automotive pollution control

  • Stella P. Balomenou
  • Dimitrios Tsiplakides
  • Constantinos G. VayenasEmail author
  • Stephen Poulston
  • Valerie Houel
  • Paul Collier
  • Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos
  • Christos Agrafiotis

The novel monolithic-type electrochemical promoted reactor (MEPR), filled with thick Rh and Pt coated films on thin yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) plates, has been tested in simulated and real automotive exhaust gas. Ethylene oxidation and NO reduction by C2H4 in presence of oxygen were investigated in laboratory scale while the automotive bench testing was performed in the exhaust of a diesel engine. In all cases electropromotion was achieved, an advance which in addition to their compact and simple design, makes electropromoted units quite promising for automotive exhaust pollution control.


electrochemical promotion Rh Pt ethylene oxidation NO reduction yttria-stabilized zirconia monolithic electropromoted reactor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stella P. Balomenou
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Tsiplakides
    • 2
  • Constantinos G. Vayenas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephen Poulston
    • 3
  • Valerie Houel
    • 3
  • Paul Collier
    • 3
  • Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos
    • 2
  • Christos Agrafiotis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  2. 2.Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory and Laboratory of Environmental Fuels and HydrocarbonsChemical Process Engineering Research Institute/Centre for Research and Technology-HellasThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Johnson Matthey Technology CentreReadingUK

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