This article presents the research results concerning the possibilities of natural zeolite-ferrierite application for the reduction of nitrogen oxide. H-FER forms were modified by Cu+2, Co+2, Mn+2, Ni+2 using an ion exchange procedure. The effect of metal contents was shown for the ferrierite matrices and related to their catalytic properties. The catalytic properties of Cu-, Co-Ni-, and Mn- were compared for NO reduction with methane. High NO conversion was observed for copper and cobalt-ferrierite catalysts, especially in the temperature range 400 and 500oC. It was found that copper- and cobalt-ferrierite catalysts have higher activity and N2 selectivity than the catalysts composed of nickel and manganese doped on ferrierite. Moreover, the nickel and manganese containing catalysts produced more nitrous oxide than nitrogen. The presence of both copper and cobalt species seems to be an indispensable condition for a large activity and selectivity in the NO reduction.
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