Selective catalytic reduction of NOx using RDF char and municipal solid waste char based catalyst

Jeong Huy Ko, Yeon Ho Kwak, Kyung Seun Yoo, Jong Ki Jeon, Sung Hoon Park, Young Kwon Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


Experiments were performed in order to investigate the possibility for the development of catalysts for low-temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) using municipal waste char and RDF byproduct. Physical and chemical activations, using water, and HCl and KOH, were employed to increase the catalytic activities. The characteristics of the activated catalysts were investigated using N2 adsorption-desorption and FT-IR. The catalysts activated chemically using basic treatment showed higher NOx removal efficiencies than those activated physically or chemically using acidic treatment. The de-NOx performance of the activated catalysts was dependent on the chemical properties, such as oxygen functional groups as well as physical properties, such as specific surface area and pore volume. In order to investigate the effect of MnOx, which has been reported to be efficient for the removal of NOx in low-temperature SCR processes, the chemically activated catalyst was impregnated with manganese. The Mn-impregnated catalyst had the highest NOx conversion at all of the temperatures tested in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 2011


  • Municipal char
  • RDF char
  • SCR


Dive into the research topics of 'Selective catalytic reduction of NOx using RDF char and municipal solid waste char based catalyst'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this