Structural investigation of the promotional effect of hydrogen during the selective catalytic reduction of NOx with hydrocarbons over Ag/Al2O3 catalysts

JP Breen, R Burch, C Hardacre*, CJ Hill

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In situ EXAFS has been used to examine the hydrogen effect on the selective catalytic reduction of NOx over silver/alumina catalysts. For all SCR conditions used, with or without co-reductant (H-2 or CO), the catalyst structure remained the same. Significant changes in the catalyst were only found under reducing conditions. The enhanced activity found in the presence of hydrogen is thought to be due to a chemical effect and not the result of a change in the structure of the active site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4805-4807
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2005


  • H-2
  • SCR

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