ZrO2-Al2O3 aerogels were prepared by hydrolysis of metal alkoxides in alcoholic solutions and supercritical drying in order to obtain an improved de-NOx catalyst with high activity in a wide temperature range. The aerogels have about 20-50% higher activity than the xerogels in the range 300-600°C. The higher activity of aerogels may be attributed to the higher effective gas diffusivity in them, estimated to be about 20-60 times higher than that of the xerogels, because of their high porosity and large pore size. The catalytic activity of aerogels containing 4-10 mol% ZrO2 is more than 20% higher than that of Al2O3 aerogels at temperatures <450°C.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1998 1|
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