Assessing the Importance of V(IV) During NH3‐SCR Using Operando EPR Spectroscopy

Anita Lundager Godiksen, Marie H. Funk, Søren Birk Rasmussen, Susanne Mossin*

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Abstract

Suggested mechanisms for NH3‐SCR on V2O5 /TiO 2 based catalysts contain both oxidized and reduced vanadium species. The degree of reduction and the importance of the redox properties of the catalyst are however still widely discussed. Here we show the presence of significant amounts of oxidovanadium(IV), VO2+ using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of V2O5 /TiO2 and V2O5 /WO3 /TiO2 under operando selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO with NH3 in a fixed bed plug flow reactor operating at high space velocity: 420,000 h‐1. The V(IV) content at the completely oxidized and reduced states is also analyzed. It is found that a significant part of the vanadium is reduced to the EPR active species, VO2+ at operando SCR conditions and even more when O2 is removed from the SCR gas.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemCatChem
Volume12
Issue number19
Pages (from-to)4893-4903
ISSN1867-3880
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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