One-pot synthesis of Fe/Cu-SSZ-13 catalyst and its highly efficient performance for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxide with ammonia

Renxian Zhou , Jie Wan , Jiawei Chen , Ru Zhao


Received June 08, 2020,Revised , Accepted August 05, 2020, Available online August 14, 2020

Volume 100,2021,Pages 306-316

Series of Fe/Cu-SSZ-13 catalysts with different Fe loading content were synthesized by simple one-pot strategy. The obtained catalysts were subjected to selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx with NH3 and were characterized by various techniques. The results show that Fe0.63/Cu1.50-SSZ-13 catalyst with proper Fe content exhibits excellent catalytic activity with widest operation temperature window from 160 to 580°C, excellent hydrothermal stability as well as good resistance to sulfur poisoning when compared with Cu-SSZ-13, signifying its great potential for practical applications. Further characterizations reveal that the synthesized Fe/Cu-SSZ-13 catalysts present typical chabazite (CHA) structure with good crystallinity, while isolated Cu2+ and monomeric Fe3+ are revealed as the predominant copper and iron species. At low temperatures, isolated Cu2+ species act as primary active sites for SCR reaction, while monomeric Fe3+ species provide sufficient active sites for sustain the SCR activity at high temperature. Moreover, Fe over doping would lead to the damage of zeolite structure, destruction of isolated Cu2+ site, as well as the formation of highly oxidizing Fe2O3, thus causing deterioration of catalytic performances.

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