Combined fast selective reduction using Mn-based catalysts and nonthermal plasma for NOx removal

Jun Xiang Chen, Kuan Lun Pan, Sheng Jen Yu, Shaw Yi Yen, Moo Been Chang

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In this study, the concept of fast SCR for NO reduction with NH3 as reducing agent is realized via the combination of nonthermal plasma (NTP) with Mn-based catalyst. Experimental results indicate that 10% wt. Mn-Ce-Ni/TiO2 possesses better physical and chemical properties of surface, resulting in higher NO removal efficiency if compared with 10% wt. Mn-Ce/TiO2 and 10% wt. Mn-Ce-Cu/TiO2. Mn-Ce-Ni/TiO2 of 10% wt. achieves 100% NOx conversion at 150 °C, while 10% wt. Mn-Ce/TiO2 and 10% wt. Mn-Ce-Cu/TiO2 need to be operated at a temperature above 200 °C for 100% NOx conversion. However, NO conversion achieved with 10% wt. Mn-Ce-Ni/TiO2 is significantly reduced as H2O(g) and SO2 are introduced into the SCR system simultaneously. Further, two-stage system (SCR with DBD) is compared with the catalyst-alone for NOx conversion and N2 selectivity. The results indicate that 100% NOx conversion can be achieved with two-stage system at 100 °C, while N2 selectivity reaches 80%. Importantly, NOx conversion achieved with two-stage system could maintain >95% in the presence of C2H4, CO, SO2, and H2O(g), indicating that two-stage system has better tolerance for complicated gas composition. Overall, this study demonstrates that combining NTP with Mn-based catalyst is effective in reducing NOx emission at a low temperature (≤200 °C) and has good potential for industrial application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21496-21508
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017


  • Nitrogen oxides (NO)
  • Nonthermal plasma (NTP)
  • Plasma catalysis
  • Selective catalytic reduction (SCR)


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