Removal of NO by absorption and the subsequent reduction method using YBa2CU3O(y) and Ce-ZSM-5

Kwan Young Lee, Kensuke Watanabe, Makoto Misono

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The effectiveness of the ab(ad)sorption and the subsequent reduction (abbreviated as ASR hereafter) system for the removal of highly dilute NO has been examined using a flew-type reaction system. The ASR system comprises two serial processes: first, NO is absorbed into (and/or adsorbed on) the system in the presence of O2 until saturation, and then the absorbed NO is decomposed, for example, by reduction at a higher temperature in the presence of propene and oxygen. YBa2Cu3O(y) (YBC) and Ce-ZSM-5 were chosen in this study as materials for absorption and reduction, respectively. Efficient removal of NO was attained when the first layer consisting of a mixture of YBC and Ce-ZSM-5 was combined with the second layer of Ce-ZSM-5, and propene was additionally introduced between the two layers during the reductive decomposition. By this ASR system, the amount of NO absorption reached 1.5 mol per mole of YBC at 573 K and 60% of the NO absorbed was selectively decomposed to N2 at 623 K in 9 h (N balance, 75%; N2 selectivity, 79%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov 14

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Japan and RITE.


  • Absorption
  • Ce-ZSM-5
  • Nitrogen oxide
  • Reductive decomposition
  • YBaCuO(y)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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