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Experimental Research of an Active Solution for Modeling In Situ Activating Selective Catalytic Reduction Catalyst

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha 410114, China
School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Catalysts 2017, 7(9), 258;
Received: 21 July 2017 / Revised: 29 August 2017 / Accepted: 29 August 2017 / Published: 31 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx)
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The effect of active solutions suitable for the in situ activation of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts was experimentally investigated using a designed in situ activation modeling device. To gain further insight, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), specific surface area analysis (BET), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analyses were used to investigate the effects of different reaction conditions on the characteristics of the deactivated catalysts. The activation effect of loading V2O5, WO3 and MoO3 on the surface of the deactivated catalysts was analyzed and the correlation to the denitrification activity was determined. The results demonstrate that the prepared activating solution of 1 wt % vanadium (V), 9 wt % tungsten (W), and 6 wt % molybdenum (Mo) has a beneficial effect on the deactivation of the catalyst. The activated catalyst resulted in a higher NO removal rate when compared to the deactivated catalyst. Furthermore, the NO removal rate of the activated catalyst reached a maximum of 32%. The activity of the SCR catalyst is closely linked to the concentration of the active ingredients. When added in optimum amounts, the active ingredients helped to restore the catalytic activity. In particular, the addition of active ingredients, the availability of labile surface oxygen, and the presence of small pores improved the denitrification efficiency. Based on these results, active solutions can effectively solve the problem of denitrification catalyst deactivation. These findings are a reference for the in-situ activation of the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides (SCR-DeNOx) catalyst. View Full-Text
Keywords: in situ; activating solution; reactivation; denitrification; catalyst in situ; activating solution; reactivation; denitrification; catalyst

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Ye, T.; Chen, D.; Yin, Y.; Liu, J.; Zeng, X. Experimental Research of an Active Solution for Modeling In Situ Activating Selective Catalytic Reduction Catalyst. Catalysts 2017, 7, 258.

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