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Recent development of catalysts for removal of volatile organic compounds in flue gas by combustion: a review

Tomatis, Marco; Xu, Hong-Hui; He, Jun; Zhang, Xiao-Dong

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Authors

Marco Tomatis

Hong-Hui Xu

Jun He

Xiao-Dong Zhang



Abstract

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from anthropogenic sources pose direct and indirect hazards to both atmospheric environment and human health due to their contribution to the formation of photochemical smog and potential toxicity including carcinogenicity. Therefore, to abate VOCs emission, the catalytic oxidation process has been extensively studied in laboratories and widely applied in various industries. This report is mainly focused on the benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) with additional discussion about chlorinated VOCs. This review covers the recent developments in catalytic combustion of VOCs over noble metal catalysts, nonnoble metal catalysts, perovskite catalysts, spinel catalysts, and dual functional adsorbent-catalysts. In addition, the effects of supports, coke formation, and water effects have also been discussed. To develop efficient and cost-effective catalysts for VOCs removal, further research in catalytic oxidation might need to be carried out to strengthen the understanding of catalytic mechanisms involved.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 28, 2016
Deposit Date Oct 20, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 20, 2017
Journal Journal of Chemistry
Print ISSN 2090-9063
Electronic ISSN 2090-9071
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2016
DOI https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/8324826
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/774926
Publisher URL https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/2016/8324826/

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