Highly active and stable ion-exchanged Fe-Ferrierite catalyst for N2O decomposition under nitric acid tail gas conditions

Melian Cabrera, I., Mentruit, C., Pieterse, JAZ., van den Brink, RW., Mul, G., Kapteijn, F. & Moulijn, JA., Apr-2005, In : Catalysis Communications. 6, 4, p. 301-305 5 p.

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  • Ignacio Melian Cabrera
  • C Mentruit
  • JAZ Pieterse
  • RW van den Brink
  • G Mul
  • F Kapteijn
  • JA Moulijn

This communication reports on the excellent performance and durability of a wet ion-exchanged Fe-Ferrierite catalysts for N2O decomposition under conditions of nitric acid plants, especially in the presence of water (0.5% vol) and at a high space time W/F-0(N2O) = 900 kg(cat) s mol(-1). In contrast to ion-exchange Fe-MFI catalysts, where a considerable deactivation is usually observed, iron species in the FER matrix seem to be much more stable in the presence of water, maintaining a high activity for more than 50 h on stream. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-305
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2005


  • N2O decomposition, zeolite, FER, BEA, ZSM5, ion-exchange, Fe zeolite catalysts, EX-FRAMEWORK FEZSM-5, NITROUS-OXIDE, REDUCTION, ZEOLITE, NO, REMOVAL, NH3

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