Simultaneous catalytic removal of NOx and soot particulate over Co–Al mixed oxide catalysts derived from hydrotalcites
Co–Al mixed oxides (CAO) was prepared by co-precipitation method from hydrotalcites (HT) as precursors, and their catalytic activity was investigated for the simultaneously catalytic removal of NOx and diesel soot particulates by the temperature-programmed reaction (TPR) technique. All HT samples present well crystallized, layered structures, no excess phases were detected. A nonstoichiometric spinel phase was formed by calcining the CAO at 500 °C and 800 °C, irrespective of the Co/Al ratio. Both the activity of soot oxidation and the selectivity to N2 formation of CAO catalysts calcined at 800 °C were higher than that at 500 °C. The observed difference in the catalytic performance was related to the redox properties of the catalysts and the crystallite size of HT precursors. The active species might come from Co3O4, which acted for redox-type mechanism for soot oxidation in the NOx-soot reaction.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2007, Pages 1659–1664