Simultaneous removal of N2O and CH4 as the strong greenhouse-effect gases over Fe-BEA zeolite in the presence of excess O2

S. Kameoka, K. Kita, T. Takeda, S. Tanaka, S. Ito, K. Yuzaki, T. Miyadera, K. Kunimori

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Abstract

Simultaneous catalytic removal of N2O and CH4 as the strong greenhouse-effect gases was found to be possible over an Fe-ion-exchanged BEA zeolite (Fe-BEA) by the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of N2O with CH4. The direct decomposition of N2O (2N2O → 2N2 + O2) and the oxidation of CH4 (CH4 + 2O2 → CO2 + 2H2O) over Fe-BEA zeolite required high temperature above 400 and 450 °C, respectively. Nevertheless, the catalytic reduction of N2O by adding CH4 over Fe-BEA zeolite readily occurred at much lower temperatures (ca. 250-350 °C) whether in the presence of O2 or not. No oxidation of CH4 by O2 took place at these temperatures. On the basis of these results and the kinetic studies, it was concluded that CH4 reacted selectively with N2O to produce N2, CO2 and H2O over Fe-BEA zeolite even in the presence of excess O2. Overall stoichiometry of the SCR of N2O with CH4 was determined as follows: 4N2O + CH4 → 4N2 + CO2 + 2H2O.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume69
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CH
  • Fe-BEA zeolite
  • Greenhouse-effect gas
  • SCR of NO
  • Simultaneous removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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