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CATALYTIC PLASMA REDUCTION OF NOX

United States Patent Application

20020014071
A1
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The present invention is based upon the discovery that microporous catalysts, especially zeolites in the class of metallic Faujasites, Linde Type A (LTA) and combinations thereof having a pore size greater than 3 angstroms in combination with a plasma are capable of catalyzing conversion of NO.sub.x to N.sub.2 in a real or actual exhaust stream without any gas phase additive.
BALMER, MARI LOU (WEST RICHLAND, WA), KIM, ANTHONY Y. (SEATTLE, WA), TONKYN, RUSSELL G. (KENNEWICK, WA), BARLOW, STEPHAN E. (RICHLAND, WA), ORLANDO, THOMAS M. (KENNEWICK, WA)
09/ 164,874
October 1, 1998
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.