A Case Study for the Deactivation and Regeneration of a V2O5-WO3/TiO2 Catalyst in a Tail-End SCR Unit of a Municipal Waste Incineration Plant

Stefano Cimino, Claudio Ferone, Raffaele Cioffi, Giovanni Perillo, Luciana Lisi
2019 Catalysts  
In this work, we set out to investigate the deactivation of a commercial V2O5-WO3/TiO2 monolith catalyst that operated for a total of 18,000 h in a selective catalytic reduction unit treating the exhaust gases of a municipal waste incinerator in a tail end configuration. Extensive physical and chemical characterization analyses were performed comparing results for fresh and aged catalyst samples. The nature of poisoning species was determined with regards to their impact on the DeNOx catalytic
more » ... he DeNOx catalytic activity which was experimentally evaluated through catalytic tests in the temperature range 90–500 °C at a gas hourly space velocity of 100,000 h−1 (NO = NH3 = 400 ppmv, 6% O2). Two simple regeneration strategies were also investigated: thermal treatment under static air at 400–450 °C and water washing at room temperature. The effectiveness of each treatment was determined on the basis of its ability to remove specific poisoning compounds and to restore the original performance of the virgin catalyst.
doi:10.3390/catal9050464 fatcat:7ncnr4ticfhgxfimu5aykt3f44