Nitrogen oxides, also known as NOx, form when fossil fuels burn at high temperatures. When emitted from industrial sources such as coal power plants, these pollutants react with other compounds to produce harmful smog.
Editors of the journal Emission Control Science and Technology deemed “Coating Distribution in a Commercial SCR Filter” Best Paper in 2018. The authors include PNNL's Mark Stewart, Carl Justin Kamp, Feng Gao, Yilin Wang, and Mark Engelhard.
It’s hot in there! PNNL researchers take a close, but nonradioactive, look at metal particle formation in a nuclear fuel surrogate material. What they found will help fill knowledge gaps and could lead to better nuclear fuel designs.
PNNL’s Johannes Lercher was one of 148 researchers recognized at the annual conference of the National Academy of Inventors, held April 10-11, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Lercher recently achieved NAI fellow status, a highly selective honor.
Josef "Pepa" Matyas, a materials scientist in PNNL’s Nuclear Sciences Division, has been elected a fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). He will be recognized at the ACerS annual meeting on September 30, 2019, in Portland, Ore.
Several years ago, a relatively new catalyst for vehicle emission control began showing failure. A team at PNNL found that this seemingly suicidal catalyst wasn’t actually self-destructing but was the victim of an external assailant.
Researchers used novel methods to safely create and analyze plutonium samples. The approaches could prove influential in future studies of the radioactive material, benefitting research in legacy, national security and nuclear fuels.