Influence of NO on the reduction of NO2 with CO over Pt/SiO2 in the presence of O-2.

Li Ming-Shi, M. Li, Kulathuiyer Seshan, Leonardus Lefferts

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Reduction of NO2 with CO in the presence of NO and excess oxygen, a model mixture for flue gas, over a 0.1% Pt/SiO2 catalyst was studied. The related reaction mechanisms, such as oxidation of CO and NO, were discussed. It was found that there was a narrow temperature window (180-190 °C) for the reduction of NO2 by CO. When the temperature was lower than the lower limit of the window, the reduction hardly occurred, while when the temperature was higher than the upper limit of the window, the direct oxidation of CO by O2 occurred and thereby NO2 could not be effectively reduced by CO. The presence of NO shifted the window to higher temperatures owing to the inhibition effect of NO on the activation of O2 on Pt, which made it possible to reduce NO2 by CO in flue gas.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)435-438
Number of pages4
JournalChinese journal of chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Flue gas
  • IR-72209
  • Platinum
  • oxidation of CO
  • Removal of NO2
  • METIS-244079

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