Applied Catalysis and Emissions Research

Applied Catalysis and Emissions Research

The Applied Catalysis and Emissions Research Group works with the automotive and trucking industries to develop catalytic and filter-based emission control technologies, enabling compliance and commercialization of advanced fuel-efficient engines. Catalysis and chemical engineering system modeling is also applied to the production of renewable fuels from biomass.

Emissions and Catalysis Research Group

Publications

Catalytic Exhaust Gas Recirculation-Loop Reforming for High Efficiency in a Stoichiometric Spark-Ignited Engine through Thermochemical Recuperation and Dilution Limit Extension, Part 2: Engine Performance

This is the second part of a two-part investigation of on-board catalytic fuel reforming to increase the brake efficiency of a multicylinder, stoichiometric spark-ignited (SI) engine. In Part 1 of...

Selective conversion of bio-derived ethanol to renewable BTX over Ga-ZSM-5

Selective conversion of bio-derived ethanol to benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX) is desirable for producing renewable BTX. In this work, we show that addition of Ga to H-ZSM-5 leads to a two-fold...

Using PCA and PLS on publicly available data to predict the extractability of hydrocarbons from shales

Prediction of hydrocarbon extraction from shale requires specialized knowledge of shale play characteristics and analysis to assess effective, economical, and sustainable implementation of oil and...

Capabilities & Research Areas

The Applied Catalysis and Emissions Research Group focuses on translating the science of catalysis and chemical processes to cost-effective solutions for efficient transportation.  The group is known worldwide for award-winning unique diagnostics and analytical chemistry methods that address challenging problems for industry.  The team works closely with the automotive and trucking industries to develop catalytic and filter-based emission control technologies to enable compliance and commercialization of advanced fuel-efficient engines.  In addition, catalysis and chemical engineering system modeling is applied to the production of renewable fuels from biomass which supports U.S. energy security and U.S. agricultural industries.  The group is part of the National Transportation Research Center User Facility and works in close collaboration with the Fuels and Engines Research Group as well as other leading ORNL research teams.  The group serves the broader research community by leading two major collaborative R&D organizations: Cross-Cut Lean Exhaust Emissions Reduction Simulations for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office and the Computational Pyrolysis Consortium for the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office.

Contact

James E Parks, II

Group Leader, Emissions and Catalysis Research

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