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A study on the NH3-SCR performance and reaction mechanism of a cost-effective and environment-friendly black TiO2 catalyst

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In this paper, black TiO2 without adding active components was developed for NH3-SCR-DeNOx. The catalytic activity tests showed that the NO removal efficiency of black TiO2 was always greater than 90% at 330–390 °C, which almost reached that of the commercial NH3-SCR-DeNOx catalyst. XRD, UV-vis, TG, EPR, XPS, H2-TPR, DFT and NH3-TPD analyses were carried out to study the structure–effectiveness relationship. We found that a large number of oxygen vacancies were formed over the black TiO2 surface. It was not only promoted the adsorption of NH3via direct (oxygen vacancies as Lewis acid sites for NH3 adsorption) and indirect (oxygen vacancies promote the formation of surface hydroxyl groups, which are Brønsted acid sites for NH3 adsorption) forms, but also improved the redox properties by promoting the reduction of Ti4+ to Ti3+. These changes lead to the superior catalytic activity of black TiO2 for NH3-SCR-DeNOx. Additionally, an in situ DRIFT study demonstrated that the NH3-SCR-DeNOx reaction over black TiO2 occurred via the Eley–Rideal (E–R) mechanism. Finally, the catalytic stability and resistance to H2O and SO2 of the black TiO2 catalyst were studied, and it showed good performances. This study offered new and important insights into the understanding of the role of oxygen vacancies in determining the physical and chemical properties of catalysts.

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The article was received on 10 Apr 2018, accepted on 09 Aug 2018 and first published on 09 Aug 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP02270D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 22744-22752
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    A study on the NH3-SCR performance and reaction mechanism of a cost-effective and environment-friendly black TiO2 catalyst

    Y. Zeng, Y. Wang, S. Zhang and Q. Zhong, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 22744
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP02270D

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