Controlled Synthesis of Mesoporous CeO2-WO3/TiO2 Microspheres Catalysts for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx with NH3

  • Jie Guo
  • Guodong Zhang
  • Zhicheng TangEmail author
  • Jiyi ZhangEmail author


A series of mesoporous TiO2 supports were synthesized by changing the hydrothermal temperature. Subsequently, CeO2-WO3/TiO2 catalysts were prepared by impregnation method and applied for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx with NH3. In addition, the morphology of TiO2 changed from microspheres to ellipsoidal microspheres by gradually increasing the hydrothermal temperature which was 120 °C, 160 °C and 200 °C. Obviously, the SCR activity was exhibited in the following order: CeO2-WO3/TiO2-160 > CeO2-WO3/TiO2-120 > CeO2-WO3/TiO2-200. Among, the CeO2-WO3/TiO2-160 catalyst exhibited better catalytic activity for the NH3-SCR reaction. Through a series of characterizations, it was concluded that the mesoporous structure, redox ability and abundant surface acidity of the CeO2-WO3/TiO2 catalyst played a critical role in improving the activity, resistant of H2O and SO2.


Hydrothermal method Selective catalytic reduction Micro-spheres CeO2-WO3/TiO2 Morphology Mesoporous material 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51808529, 21707145), Key Science and Technology Program of Lanzhou City (2017-4-111, 2018-RC-65), Province Natural Science Foundation of GanSu (18JR3RA383, 17JR5RA317) and West Light Foundation of The Chinese Academy of Sciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis and Selective Oxidation, National Engineering Research Center for Fine Petrochemical Intermediates, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Petroleum and ChemicalLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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