Characterization of dispersed indium species obtained by thermal treatment of In-NH4-zeolites and their impact on the SCR of NOx

Authors
Decolatti, Hernán Pablo; Martínez Hernández, Angel; Gutierrez, Laura Beatriz; Fuentes, Gustavo A.; Zamaro, Juan Manuel
Publication Year
2011
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Indium species dispersed on zeolites by high temperature treatment in air of indium-impregnated NH4-zeolites were characterized and related to the catalytic behavior of the solids in the selective catalytic reduction of NOx. NO-TPD, H2-TPR and CO-TPR experimental results show that higher temperatures increase the fraction of dispersed InO+ and InxOy phases. These species can oxidize nitric oxide to NO2 and are in greater amounts on the mordenite framework. X-ray indium mapping and TEM observations show a heterogeneous distribution of In 2O3 particles in solids with higher indium content. These oxides have smaller crystal size and a larger interaction in the framework of ZSM5. TGA-SDTA results point out that the thermal treatment simultaneously produces a solid-state indium exchange and a zeolite dehydroxylation, the exchange level being higher at larger indium contents. The catalytic behavior of the In-zeolites studied can be explained in terms of the type and proportion of indium species present according to the indium loading, thermal treatment and type of zeolite framework. For both zeolites, a higher temperature treatment extends the NOx conversion windows because there are larger amounts of active InO+. But the maximum deNOx activity is lower for In-mordenite due to the larger amounts of InxOy in this zeolite. This non-selective phase increases the methane conversion level. When the indium content is higher, the deNOx activity further increases, in line with a larger fraction of active InO+ species. Besides, the catalytic activity of the solids does not decrease despite the excess of indium in these samples under the form of In2O3 crystals.
Fil: Decolatti, Hernán Pablo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica "Ing. José Miguel Parera". Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica "Ing. José Miguel Parera"; Argentina
Fil: Martínez Hernández, Angel. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León; México
Fil: Gutierrez, Laura Beatriz. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica "Ing. José Miguel Parera". Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica "Ing. José Miguel Parera"; Argentina
Fil: Fuentes, Gustavo A.. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; México
Fil: Zamaro, Juan Manuel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica "Ing. José Miguel Parera". Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica "Ing. José Miguel Parera"; Argentina
Subject
DISPERSION
EXCHANGE
IMPREGNATION
INDIUM-ZEOLITES
SCR OF NOX
Otras Ingeniería Química
Ingeniería Química
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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