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Special Issue "Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kröcher Website E-Mail
Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland
Interests: emission control catalysts, selective catalytic reduction, diesel oxidation catalysts, methane oxidation, bioenergy, catalytic processes for gaseous and liquid biofuels, operando spectroscopy
The recent diesel scandal made the public again aware of the fact that NOx emissions from diesel engines are a major threat to human health and by no means easy to avoid. The most efficient process to reduce NOx emissions from lean exhaust gases is selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with ammonia, which has undergone tremendous development over the past decades. Originally only applied in stationary power plants and industrial installations, SCR systems are now installed also in millions of mobile diesel engines, ranging from off-road machineries, heavy-duty and light-duty trucks and passenger cars, to locomotives and ships. These applications are particularly challenging due to the varying operation conditions of mobile diesel engines with respect to exhaust gas temperature, exhaust gas flow, NOx inlet concentrations, ambient temperature and available installation space. As a matter of fact, many problems are still encountered with all the different SCR applications and much research is being conducted to overcome them.
Submissions to this special issue on “Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx” are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews that reflect the state of research in the SCR field on the following topics: Selective catalytic reduction of NOx (SCR) for diesel vehicles/stationary power plants/industrial installations, SCR catalyst research and development (V-based catalysts, Fe-zeolites, Cu-zeolites), catalyst deactivation, SCR reaction mechanisms, SCR kinetics and modelling, structure-function relationships in SCR catalysts and dosage/decomposition of reducing agents for SCR.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kröcher
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- Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with ammonia/urea
- SCR in diesel vehicles, stationary power plants and industrial installations
- SCR catalyst research and development on V-based systems, Fe-zeolites and Cu-zeolites
- Catalyst deactivation
- SCR reaction mechanisms
- SCR kinetics and modelling
- Structure-function relationships in SCR catalysts
- Control, dosage and decomposition of reducing agents for SCR