Parameter estimation and analysis of an automotive heavy-duty SCR catalyst model

Andreas Åberg, Anders Widd, Jens Abildskov, Jakob Kjøbsted Huusom

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


A single channel model for a heavy-duty SCR catalyst was derived based on first principles. The model considered heat and mass transfer between the channel gas phase and the wash coat phase. The parameters of the kinetic model were estimated using bench-scale monolith isothermal data. Validation was done by simulating the output from a full-scale SCR monolith that was treating real engine gases from the European Transient Cycle (ETC). Three simplified models were derived, with simplifications that substantially decreased simulation time. These simplified models were coupled with the kinetic model and parameters of the nominal model, and their predictive performances were compared. Based on the results, two of the models were chosen for recalibration of the kinetic parameters, and analysed again. The results show that, after recalibration, the model that included simplifications related to mass transfer was able to keep most of its predictive capabilities, while the simulation time was reduced substantially.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Pages (from-to)167-177
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Automotive
  • Model analysis
  • Modelling
  • Parameter estimation
  • SCR


Dive into the research topics of 'Parameter estimation and analysis of an automotive heavy-duty SCR catalyst model'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this