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Nanostructured sulphur traps for the protection of high performance nox storage/reduction catalysts in low emission engine applications

Objective

The objective of the project is developing new innovative nanostructured materials to realize disposable or ex-site regenerable monolithic sulphur traps (NanoSTRAPS) which protect NOxSR catalysts from sulphur poisoning using ultra low sulphur diesel (ULSD) fuel or "category 3" gasoline (C3G). Specific targets are to
(i) develop monolithic sulphur traps which eliminate SOx (removal > 90%) for over 20,000 km vehicle operation on the roller test bench (using ULSD or C3G fuels);
(ii) demonstrate their applicability in combination with state-of-the-art NOxSR catalysts to achieve the lowest possible NOx emission (meet Euro IV or lower standards);
(iii) evaluate their impact in terms of fuel economy and management of the exhaust gas after treatment system components; and
(iv) optimise the composition of the sulphur trap in relation to the type of fuel. NanoSTRAPS are based on novel nanostructured and layered-type materials promoted by metals.

Coordinator

INSTM - CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Address
Salita Sperone 31 C/o Università Degli Studi Di M
98166 Santagata Messina
Italy

Participants (7)

INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED CHEMISTRY BERLIN-ADLERSHOF E.V.
Germany
Address
5G 9.9,Richard-willstaetter-str. 12
12489 Berlin
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC (TRADING AS SYNETIX)
United Kingdom
Address
Orchard Road
SG8 5HE Royston,herts
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Lichtenbergstrasse, 4
85748 Garching
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
Stranmillis Road
BT9 5AG Belfast
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Address
National Technological Park
61 Limerick
VENEZIA TECNOLOGIE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Delle Indutrie 39
30175 Marghera,mestre
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38436 Wolfsburg