Special Issue "Catalytic Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Lamonier
The degradation of air quality by the release of volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the air particularly harms human health and our environment. Regulation of outdoor VOC emissions are required to prevent the formation of ground-level ozone, which is principally responsible for photochemical smog. Indoor emissions of VOC have been the subject of recent consideration from many governments around the world because of the adverse impact of VOC on the health of people exposed to them.
Heterogeneous catalytic oxidation is regarded as the most promising technology to control VOC emission with low energy consumption and with selective conversion into harmless molecules. For this application, the use of engineered transition metal containing nanomaterials as catalysts is of interest because of the high price and limited resource of noble metals, most commonly used in practice due to their high intrinsic activity. Moreover, the high volume and low VOC concentrations in air could require the coupling of catalytic oxidation process with other technologies such as adsorption and non-thermal plasma in order to control the emission with reduced operating costs.
The aim of this special issue is to cover promising recent research and novel trends in the fields of outdoor and indoor VOC abatement using different technological approaches and including recent developments in material chemistry to achieve more efficient processes.
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Lamonier
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- volatile organic compounds
- catalytic oxidation
- transition metal oxide
- noble metals
- coupling technologies
- non-thermal plasma