Field study, design, and catalyst cost of selective catalytic reduction process

Hsun-Ling Bai*, S. H. Lee, C. H. Lin, J. F. Hwang, C. L. Hsieh

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A pilot TiO2/V2O5 based selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system was installed in a glass manufacturing factory. The effects of important operation parameters such as the reaction temperature, space velocity, and inlet NH3/NOx molar ratio on the NO removal were evaluated. It was observed that >1 mol of NOx is reacted for every 1 mol of NH3 injected. This observation is different from that reported in the literature for laboratory experiments. The key design parameter values of the reaction rate and the NH3 adsorption rate were determined based on results of the pilot tests using a theoretical SCR model developed by the same research group. The SCR model is a simple analytical solution that accounts for the simultaneous mass transfer and chemical reaction of an SCR reactor. The model results were compared to field data of NOx conversion efficiency and NH3 slip, and they were in reasonable agreement. The required catalyst volume and the cost of catalysts were then determined with the assistance of the design model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-740
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2001

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