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Published December 28, 2010 | Published
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Molecular sieves for improved hydrocarbon traps


Molecular sieves and the use of such materials as hydrocarbon traps, particularly for reducing the emissions associated with the combustion of hydrocarbon fuels are described. Specifically, the use of molecular sieves such as zeolites as adsorbents for hydrocarbon gases, especially exhaust gases such as are formed during the combustion of hydrocarbons, and more particularly to the adsorption of hydrocarbon gases formed during the cold start operation of an internal combustion engine is described. In one embodiment, a method of treating exhaust gas that comprises a hydrocarbon combustion product is provided, the method comprising contacting the exhaust gas with a CON topology molecular sieve for a time period effective to facilitate adsorption of the hydrocarbon combustion product by the molecular sieve; passing a purge gas through the molecular sieve to remove adsorbed hydrocarbon combustion product; and contacting the purge gas containing the removed hydrocarbon combustion product with a hydrocarbon conversion catalyst.

Additional Information

US Grant. Application number US11040527. Priority date 2004-02-02. Filing date 2005-01-21. Publication date 2010-12-28. Grant date 2010-12-28. Parent Case Text: This application claims priority under 35 U.S.C. .sctn.119(e)(1) to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/541,109, filed Feb. 2, 2004 and to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/555,647, filed Mar. 22, 2004. The disclosures of the aforementioned applications are incorporated by reference in their entireties.

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