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NOx Removal by Selective Catalytic Reduction with Ammonia over a Hydrotalcite-Derived NiFe Mixed Oxide

College of chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jinzhong University, Jinzhong 030619, China
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Catalysts 2018, 8(9), 384;
Received: 24 July 2018 / Revised: 5 September 2018 / Accepted: 6 September 2018 / Published: 8 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ni-Containing Catalysts)
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A series of NiFe mixed oxide catalysts were prepared via calcining hydrotalcite-like precursors for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) with NH3 (NH3-SCR). Multiple characterizations revealed that catalytic performance was highly dependent on the phase composition, which was vulnerable to the calcination temperature. The MOx phase (M = Ni or Fe) formed at a lower calcination temperature would induce more favorable contents of Fe2+ and Ni3+ and as a result contribute to the better redox capacity and low-temperature activity. In comparison, NiFe2O4 phase emerged at a higher calcination temperature, which was expected to generate more Fe species on the surface and lead to a stable structure, better high-temperature activity, preferable SO2 resistance, and catalytic stability. The optimum NiFe-500 catalyst incorporated the above virtues and afforded excellent denitration (DeNOx) activity (over 85% NOx conversion with nearly 98% N2 selectivity in the region of 210–360 °C), superior SO2 resistance, and catalytic stability. View Full-Text
Keywords: NiFe-LDH; mixed oxide; NiFe2O4 spinel; NOx; NH3-SCR NiFe-LDH; mixed oxide; NiFe2O4 spinel; NOx; NH3-SCR

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Wang, R.; Wu, X.; Zou, C.; Li, X.; Du, Y. NOx Removal by Selective Catalytic Reduction with Ammonia over a Hydrotalcite-Derived NiFe Mixed Oxide. Catalysts 2018, 8, 384.

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