Comparison between Cs–Cu/ZrO2 and Cs–Co/ZrO2 catalysts for NOx reduction by toluene
The effect of Cs content in Cs–Cu/ZrO2 and Cs–Co/ZrO2 systems was studied in NOx reduction by toluene. From physicochemical characterization data, it was shown that the formation of CuO crystallites is favoured following the Cs content in Cs–Cu/ZrO2 catalysts whereas cesium tends to hinder the formation of Co3O4 crystallites in Cs–Co/ZrO2. Regarding their catalytic properties, Cs–Cu/ZrO2 catalysts with low Cs content are more active than Cs–Co/ZrO2 ones in NOx reduction by toluene. The difference is partly due to the formation of high NO2 amount over cobalt based catalysts.
Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (231 K)Download as PowerPoint slideHighlights► Influence of Cs content in Cs–Cu/ZrO2 and Cs–Co/ZrO2 systems studied in NOx reduction by toluene. ► Formation of CuO crystallites favoured versus Cs content in Csx–Cuy/ZrO2 catalysts. ► Formation of Co3O4 crystallites hindered in the presence of Cs in Csx–Coy/ZrO2. ► Csx–Cuy/ZrO2 catalysts are more active than Csx–Coy/ZrO2 in NOx reduction by toluene.
Journal: Catalysis Today - Volume 191, Issue 1, 15 September 2012, Pages 42–46