Hydrogen applications in selective catalytic reduction of NOx emissions from diesel engines

Resitoglu I. A. , KESKİN A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.42, no.36, pp.23389-23394, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 36
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.02.011
  • Page Numbers: pp.23389-23394


Diesel engines have been considered as a major source in nitrogen oxide (NOx) formation worldwide. The widespread use of diesel engines in consequence of their low fuel consumption, high durability and efficiency increases NOx emissions day by day. NOx emissions from diesel engines cause unavoidable damage on environment and people health. Although so many technologies such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), lean burn combustion, electronic controlling fuel injection systems, etc. have been developed to control NOx emissions from diesel engines, they couldn't meet the desired reduction in NOx emissions. In any case, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) as one of the most promising aftertreatment-emission control technologies is an effective solution in restriction of NOx emissions. The use of SCR systems especially in heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles has been increasing nowadays. In these systems, to use of hydrogen (H-2) as a reductant or promoter have been improved the conversion efficiency especially at low exhaust temperatures. Many researchers have been focused on the use of H-2 in SCR systems for controlling NO emissions.