Using the three-way catalyst monolith reactor for reducing exhaust emissions

Gokalp B.

JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, cilt.4, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4742335


The monolith reactor was developed for the cleaning of exhaust gases from combustion processes, both in cars and large power plants. Nowadays, monolith reactors are increasingly being used, developed, evaluated in automotive and stationary emission control reactors such as power plants and new reactor applications such as chemical and refining processes, catalytic combustion, ozone abatement, and others. Monolith catalysts, mainstays in gas-phase automotive and environmental process applications, have found new potential in replacing three-phase slurry reactors for the production of specialty chemicals, especially when their advantages are fully utilized in recirculation loop approaches. This paper gives a general overview about monolith reactors' benefits, fabrication, characteristics, and typical use in automotive industry. Several commercial product applications and new developments for use of monolith reactors in automotive, stationary, and chemical industry have been discussed. Different types of monolith reactor systems manufacturing, modeling, and application areas are specified with their advantages and disadvantages. Some experimental studies have been attached to compare monolith reactor types with conventional reactors. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. []