Nitrous Oxide formation during NH3‑Selective Catalytic Reduction

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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