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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2000-00376

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 797 770

  • EU contribution

    € 1 735 652

Coordinated by:

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

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.

Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Address

Campus Uam Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid

Spain

Participants (11)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

CERAMICS AND REFRACTORIES TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY S.A.

Greece

CERAMIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES SA

France

FEVAR CAR RECYCLING

Belgium

FORD ESPANA S.A.

Spain

FUNDACION GAIKER

Spain

MOTORTESTCENTER MTC AB

Sweden

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES SA

France

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

University of Dundee

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2000-00376

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 797 770

  • EU contribution

    € 1 735 652

Coordinated by:

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain