In situ DRIFTS investigation on CeO2/TiO2–ZrO2–SO 4 2− catalyst for NH3–SCR: the influence of surface acidity and reducibility

  • Qiulin Zhang
  • Lanying Wang
  • Ping NingEmail author
  • Zhongxian Song
  • Jie Fan
  • Huimin Wang
  • Tong Tang
  • Jia Hu


A series of CeO2-modified TiO2–ZrO2–SO 4 2− catalysts were employed to the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx by NH3. The obtained results indicated that the interaction between CeO2 and TiO2–ZrO2–SO 4 2− contributed to the increased reducibility and decreased surface acidity with the augment of CeO2. The in situ DRIFTS results suggested that suitable surface acidity and reducibility could be offered by increasing the ceria loadings from 24 to 40 wt%. The amount of adsorbed NH3 species, amide species (–NH2) and activated nitrate was increased with the augment of ceria. Excessive addition of CeO2 (80 wt%) resulted in the lacking of surface acid sites and induced the inert nitrate species generation on the catalysts surface.


NOx NH3–SCR CeO2 TiO2–ZrO2–SO42− Surface acidity DRIFTS 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21666014).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiulin Zhang
    • 1
  • Lanying Wang
    • 1
  • Ping Ning
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhongxian Song
    • 2
  • Jie Fan
    • 1
  • Huimin Wang
    • 1
  • Tong Tang
    • 1
  • Jia Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Environmental Science and EngineeringKunming University of Science and TechnologyKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Henan Province Key Laboratory of Water Pollution Control and Rehabilitation TechnologyHenan University of Urban ConstructionPingdingshanPeople’s Republic of China

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