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NOx elimination by reduction with particulates

Objective



Objectives and content
The project aims at developing precompetitive knowledge
concerning the combined reactive elimination of NOx and
particulate by means of heterogeneous catalysis. The
objective is furthermore to develop the concept of a new
exhaust gas cleaning system, applicable to non-stationary
diesel and direct injected lean gasoline engines. This
cleaning system will be based on the use of the newly
prepared catalysts in a low-pressure drop
reactor/contactor for inter-reaction of the particulate
and the exhaust gases. New catalysts will be prepared
and tested on simulated particulate; most promising
catalysts will be furthers tested in an atmosphere
containing real engine exhaust particulate. Fuel with
future 2000 specifications will be used for the testing
and fuel additives will be tried out to enhance catalyst
performance. It is the intention to develop a first
catalyst for the reduction of NOx by the organic fraction
of the particulate; the remaining unconverted NOx will be
reacted over a second catalyst.
If successful the catalysts for this reaction will be
further developed. The exhaust treatment system will
constitute a novel technology for the abatement of a
major environmental problem, which is as yet unresolved.
The Consortium consists of two academic partners,
specialised in heterogeneous catalysis and in chemical
reactor design and three industrial partners, which are
major players respectively in car manufacturing, in
pollution abatement and in the refining and processing
industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Université Libre de Bruxelles
Address
.,Boulevard Du Triomphe
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (4)

Fina Research SA
Belgium
Address
Zone Industrielle C
7181 Feluy
GIE PSA Peugeot Citroën
France
Address
18,Rue Des Fauvelles 18
92252 La Garenne-colombes
RHODIA CHIMIE SA
France
Address
52,Rue De La Haie-coq 52
93308 Aubervilliers
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
Address
136,Julianalaan
2628 BL Delft