In general the Laboratory's research activities fall into the following areas:

Environmental technologies of gaseous pollutants(DESOx-DENOx). The cleanup of flue gases from toxic species is studied using either the sorption or the catalytic reduction of pollutants such as SOx and NOx. Catalysts are synthesized, characterized are evaluated in CPERI reaction units. Kinetic data and mechanistic studies are carried out in bench-scale experiments and the catalytic activity under realistic conditions is measured in pilot plant-scale.

Major accomplishments:

•  Synthesis, production, and commercial application of a new additive which reduces 74% the NOx from FCCU regenerator. The additive performance was validated in commercial trials

•  New noble metal (Rh or Pt) catalyst which exhibit significant NO reduction in the presence of SO 2 for the HC-SCR NOx reduction from effluent gases of industrial plants

•  Development and evaluation of novel CO promoters that minimize NO emissions and novel NOx reduction additives

•  Catalyst design and synthesis of supported and unsupported active catalysts, such as zeolite, clay, carbon, and metal/metal oxide based catalysts to support the NOx reduction process

•  The acquisition of deep knowledge of the nature of selective catalytic reduction of N 2 O/NO x by hydrocarbons

•  Several scientific publications establishing the effect of metal loading and the interaction with the support on the measured of NO reduction activities with C 3 H 6 and the related reaction mechanism