Chapter 13: Non-thermal Plasma NOx Storage-reduction

Mark Crocker, Chuan Shi

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Coupling electrically-produced non-thermal plasmas (NTPs) with NOx storage-reduction (NSR) catalysts provides a promising approach for improving catalyst NOx removal efficiency, particularly at low operating temperatures. Under lean conditions, plasma can be applied to facilitate NO oxidation to NO2, thereby improving NOx storage efficiency. The use of plasma during rich NSR catalyst purging increases the extent of NOx release and reduction, enabling catalyst regeneration at temperatures as low as ambient. In this chapter the literature concerning NTP-assisted NSR catalyst operation is reviewed and the underpinning mechanisms considered. The advantages and disadvantages of this concept are highlighted and the prospects for commercial application of the technology are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiocatalysis
Subtitle of host publicationAn Industrial Perspective
EditorsLuca Lietti, Lidia Castoldi
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781782620907, 9781782626190, 9781782627265, 9781782628637
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRSC Catalysis Series
ISSN (Print)1757-6725
ISSN (Electronic)1757-6733

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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