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Special Issue "Aftertreatment DeNOx Systems for Future Light Duty Lean-Burned Emission Regulations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Prof. Juan Ramón González-Velasco Website E-Mail
Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Basque Country University UPV/EHU, Spain
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis, NOx removal in stationary and mobile applications, volatile organic compounds total oxidation, plastic wastes valorization, clean energy production, valorization of CO2
Future light duty vehicles in Europe and United States are required to be certified owing to progressively more and more stringent regulations. Improving the exhaust aftertreatment systems must be considered as an integral part of the 21st century vehicle development process. The current potential technologies for NOx removal, namely, NOx storage and reduction (NSR) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR), present some limitations and uncertainties for extensive application in light-duty automobiles. The cold phase during the startup of the engine is now heavily weighted, and improving the efficiency of the catalyst during this phase is crucial to meeting the low tail-pipe emission targets. The combination of LNT with SCR catalysts is an open strategy for expanding the temperature window for efficient operation and lowering precious metals loads.
This Special Issue collects original research papers, reviews, and commentaries focused on the challenges for a new generation of DeNOx catalysts—surface chemistry and physics for high efficiency, low-temperature catalysis—and/or aftertreatment architectures with low cost, high NOx removal efficiency, and long durability to meet the ever rigorous NOx emission, with the aim of revealing promising signs that NOx can be reduced significantly below current standards.
Prof. Juan Ramón González-Velasco
Assist. Prof. Beñat Pereda-Ayo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- NOx removal
- lean-burn engines exhaust control
- NOx adsorbers
- NOx storage and reduction
- adsorbed intermediate reductants
- selective catalytic reduction
- soot removal
- sulphur resistance
- hydrothermal resistance