Steam deactivation of transition metal MFI zeolite catalysts for NOx reduction

P Budi, E CurryHyde, Russell Francis Howe

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The effects of hydrothermal treatment on the performance of Cu, Co, and Mn exchanged MFI zeolite catalysts for the selective reduction of NO with hydrocarbons has been investigated. It is shown that the deterioration of catalyst activity on exposure to steam is due to dealumination of the zeolite framework, causing loss of cation exchange capacity and residual Bronsted acidity, and in the case of Cu resultant aggregation of the transition metal component on the external surface of the zeolite.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Zeolite and Microporous Materials
Subtitle of host publicationPreceedings of the 11th International Zeolite Conference
EditorsHakze Chon, Son-Ki Ihm, Young Sun Uh
PublisherElsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780444823441, 0444823441
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Publication series

NameStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
PublisherElsevier Science Publishers B.V.
ISSN (Print)0167-2991


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