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Improvement of ceramic substrate of three-way catalysts (twc) to develop a regeneration and/or reactivation procedure of used catalysts

Objective

The objective of the project is to expand the durability of motor vehicle catalysts by (i) improvements in ceramic support properties and (ii) by regeneration of used catalysts through removal of chemical poisons by dissolving or by extraction and/or reactivation of active sites by thermo/chemical treatments in order to recover the metal area lost by sintering. Attention will be paid to the damage imposed by the severe conditions under which catalysts are subjected while in use or that regeneration procedures may cause to ceramic honeycomb. New ceramic materials will be prepared that withstand the regeneration procedures and/or with higher resistance to deterioration. The best regeneration procedures will be environmental and economically evaluated in order to estimate its commercial viability.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Campus Uam Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
Spain

Participants (11)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
Egnatia Street University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
CERAMICS AND REFRACTORIES TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY S.A.
Greece
Address
Athens-lamia Road 72 Km
34100 Chalkida
CERAMIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES SA
France
Address
Route De Saint-privat - La Resclause
Salindres
FEVAR CAR RECYCLING
Belgium
Address
Oude Baan, 28
2800 Mechelen/malines
FORD ESPANA S.A.
Spain
Address
135,Plazza De La Casellana 135
28046 Madrid
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio, Edificio 202
Zamudio
MOTORTESTCENTER MTC AB
Sweden
Address
Armaturvägen 1
136 23 Haninge
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen 42
100 44 Stockholm
TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES SA
France
Address
Rue Barbès 16
92129 Montrouge
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
Aglandjias Ave.91 1St Floor
2016 Nicosia
University of Dundee
United Kingdom
Address
The Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee