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Catalysts to reduce NO.sub.x in an exhaust gas stream and methods of preparation

United States Patent

May 8, 2012
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Catalysts, systems and methods are described to reduce NO.sub.x emissions of an internal combustion engine. In one embodiment, an emissions treatment system for an exhaust stream is provided having a catalyst comprising silver on a particulate alumina support, the silver having a diameter of less than about 20 nm. Methods of manufacturing catalysts are described in which ionic silver is impregnated on particulate hydroxylated alumina particles.
Koermer; Gerald S. (Basking Ridge, NJ), Moini; Ahmad (Princeton, NJ), Furbeck; Howard (Hamilton, NJ), Castellano; Christopher R. (Ringoes, NJ)
BASF Corporation (Florham Park, NJ)
11/ 857,896
September 19, 2007
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of DE-FC26-02NT41218 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.