Special Issue "Automotive Emission Control Catalysts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016).
Interests: environmental catalysis; automotive catalysis; lean NOx catalysts; biofuels; spatiotemporally resolved measurement of catalytic reactions
Interests: heterogeneous catalytic reactors; exhaust gas aftertreatment; reaction kinetics; mathematical modeling; diffusion in porous materials
Emission control catalysts constitute an essential part of today’s vehicles powered by internal combustion engines, mitigating the harmful effects of pollutants in the exhaust gas. Despite the impressive advances made since the introduction of the first catalytic converters in the 1970s, there is a continued need for more effective after-treatment systems. Indeed, besides the ever tightening emission regulations, the automotive catalysts are expected to perform at progressively lower exhaust temperatures. Driven by public concern on energy security and climate change, the efficiency of internal combustion engines is improving at a rapid pace entailing a significant reduction in the exhaust temperature. To address this so-called low-temperature challenge—achieve over 90% conversion at 150 °C or lower—without compromising the catalyst cost and vehicle fuel economy, enhanced catalysts and operating strategies need to be developed. It necessitates further research on novel catalytic materials, fundamental details of catalyst structure, reaction mechanisms, kinetics, and deactivation processes.
This Special Issue focuses on recent developments in automotive emission control catalysts, including: (1) novel catalytic materials and catalyst designs; (2) scientific understanding of reaction pathways, kinetics, and deactivation mechanisms; (3) strategies for mitigation of catalyst deactivation and/or for catalyst regeneration; and (4) mathematical modeling.
Dr. Jae-Soon Choi
Dr. Petr Kočí
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- Automotive catalysts
- Exhaust gas after-treatment
- Three-way catalysts
- Diesel oxidation catalysts
- Selective catalytic reduction
- NOx storage-reduction
- Lean NOx traps
- Particulate filters
- Hydrocarbon traps
- Passive NOx adsorbers