Acronym: CASANNO
Call Addressed: "Education and Lifelong Learning" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF)-Research Funding Program: THALES
Project Title: Development on novel catalyst composites via the synergy of structural and surface promoters for the simultaneous abatement of nitrogen (ΝΟx) and nitrous (Ν2Ο) oxides
Start Date-End Date/Duration:  2011 – 2015/48M

University of Western Macedonia (UoWM)
Technical University of Crete (TUC)
Center for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)

Nitrogen (NOx) and nitrous (N2O) oxides abatement is a subject of considerable environmental interest, since both contribute to a variety of environmental problems (Global Warbing, stratospheric ozone depletion, acid rain, photochemical smog). In this regard, the simultaneous abatement of NOx and N2O emissions, consist a challenging issue in the area of environmental catalysis.

The present project aims to develop highly effective catalytic materials, able to simultaneously control NOx and N2O emissions. Multifunctional materials of novel architecture are adopted to achieve this goal. The desired catalytic properties are expected to be tuned by combining the appropriate synthesis procedure with the simultaneous use of promoters.
From fundamental research viewpoint, the present project aims to gain insight into the mode of action of structural/surface promoters on the area of heterogeneous catalysis. In this context, advanced characterization techniques (XRD, XPS, SEM/EDS, TEM, DRIFT, FTIR, TPR/TPD) are employed to achieve the structure-activity correlation.