Nitrogen Oxides Reduction

Authored by: W. Michael Sutton , Edward N. Ziegler

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439804421
eBook ISBN: 9780203757659
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EESE6-120048541

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Abstract

Nitrogen oxides are one of the most persistent categories of globally emitted air pollutants because they are combustion products of both stationary and mobile sources. By far, the highest concentration of the oxides formed during combustion are NO and NO2. Given time, and in the presence of O2 either in the flue gases or in the atmosphere most of the NO is converted into NO2.

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