Concept for creation of zeolite based catalysts with enhanced functionality for industrially relevant acid- and redox-catalysed reactions

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Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
Synthesis and Reactivity of Catalytic Materials.
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Acid- and redox-catalysed processes on zeolites constitute key operations for the production of hydrocarbons and for the abatement of industrial and traffic emissions of nitrogen oxides. This research project introduces a concept for zeolite catalysts with significantly increased concentration and functionality of the acid sites (Brønsted OH groups) and ions of transition metals (M/M-oxo, where M = Cu, Co, Fe), as active sites for important catalytic reactions for hydrocarbon processing and emission control, respectively. This project intends to use procedures for the hydrothermal synthesis of the Al-rich *BEA zeolites with a high concentration of Al in the framework for preparation of zeolite-based catalysts with extraordinary high concentration of the active sites for acid-catalysed reactions. The unparalleled ion-exchange capacity of Al-rich *BEA zeolite for M/M-oxo counter-ions with appropriate redox properties will be used for development of catalysts with enhanced specific activities and the concentration of active sites for the reduction of nitrogen oxides.

Ing. Sazama Petr Ph.D.

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