Special Issue "Catalytic Treatment of Air Pollutants (VOCs, PACs, PCDDs/PCDFs, Soot, NOx, CO)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2022.
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; biomass conversion; emission control; soot oxidation; HC oxidation; DeNOx
The preservation of clean air demands detailed scientific research taking into consideration practical conditions. To enhance sustainability, emissions reduction measures focused on the air pollutants (volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polyaromatic compounds (PACs), polychlorinated dioxins and furans (PCDDs/PCDFs), CO, NOx, and soot particles) need, thus, to be researched under practical conditions. These pollutants can be substantially reduced by catalytic exhaust systems and integrated methods.
This Special Issue aims to collect original research papers, reviews, and commentaries focused on the challenges for the catalytic treatment of air pollutants. Submissions are welcome especially (but not exclusively) in the following areas:
- catalytic treatment of VOCs;
- catalytic treatment of CO;
- catalytic treatment of NOx;
- catalytic treatment of Soot;
- catalytic treatment of PACs;
- catalytic treatment of PCDDs/PCDFs;
- innovative processes and reactors for catalytic treatment of air pollutants.
Dr. Lin Fan
Prof. Jong-Ki Jeon
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- environmental catalysis
- air pollutants
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Removal of NOx by the combination of non-thermal plasma and zeolites: A review
Moazameh Adhami Sayad Mahaleh, Savita Kaliya Perumal Veerapandian, Rim Bitar, Rino Morent, Nathalie De Geyter
Research Unit Plasma Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, Belgium
Abstract: The combination of non-thermal plasma and different types of zeolite based-catalysts as an alternative technology for the removal of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) is reviewed in this work. NOx are the main toxic by-products from the engine exhausts. Various factors which play a major role in the enhancement of deNOx efficiency such as the properties of exhaust gas (temperature, presence of hydrocarbon, oxygen and water vapor), the used catalysts (type and amount of metal loading) and the applied non-thermal plasma discharge (type, electrical parameter) will be discussed.
In recent years, zeolite based-catalyst have been widely studied in the field of NOx reduction and have attracted significant attention due to their high NO reduction efficiencies as a result of their promising activity and selectivity in various temperature ranges. Among different catalysts, zeolites are known as low cost, durable catalysts and are active in de-NOx reactions, both in NOx decomposition and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) by hydrocarbons. The high density and strength of their Bronsted sites make these catalysts also very active for the reaction steps in HC-SCR. Since nonthermal plasma is able to provide oxygenate species, nitrogen-containing organic species, and to convert NO to NO2, the zeolite-plasma combination system shows excellent synergy for NOx removal and will therefore be thoroughly described in this review paper.
NOx removal, zeolites, non-thermal plasma, plasma catalysis.