This paper published by the American Chemical Society in October 2021, explores the formation of Nitrous Oxide (N2O), which has already been identified as a huge problem for climate change, during NH3-SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction).
The paper reads: “Unwanted N2O formation is a problem that has been noted in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) where copper zeolite catalysts are utilized. With its immense global warming potential and long-term stability, elevated atmospheric N2O has already been identified as a future challenge in the war on climate change”
For the experimental processes, samples were dropped onto Silson’s silicon nitride membranes and then X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Spectroscopy (XANES) experiments were performed in the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline at Diamond Light Source.
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