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The Use of Zeolites for VOCs Abatement by Combining Non-Thermal Plasma, Adsorption, and/or Catalysis: A Review

Research Unit Plasma Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41 B4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, ENSCL, Univ. Artois, UMR 8181-UCCS-Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, F-59000 Lille, France
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Catalysts 2019, 9(1), 98;
Received: 12 December 2018 / Revised: 9 January 2019 / Accepted: 13 January 2019 / Published: 17 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plasma Catalysis)
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Non-thermal plasma technique can be easily integrated with catalysis and adsorption for environmental applications such as volatile organic compound (VOC) abatement to overcome the shortcomings of individual techniques. This review attempts to give an overview of the literature about the application of zeolite as adsorbent and catalyst in combination with non-thermal plasma for VOC abatement in flue gas. The superior surface properties of zeolites in combination with its excellent catalytic properties obtained by metal loading make it an ideal packing material for adsorption plasma catalytic removal of VOCs. This work highlights the use of zeolites for cyclic adsorption plasma catalysis in order to reduce the energy cost to decompose per VOC molecule and to regenerate zeolites via plasma. View Full-Text
Keywords: VOC abatement; air pollution; zeolites; adsorption-plasma catalysis VOC abatement; air pollution; zeolites; adsorption-plasma catalysis

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K. P. Veerapandian, S.; De Geyter, N.; Giraudon, J.-M.; Lamonier, J.-F.; Morent, R. The Use of Zeolites for VOCs Abatement by Combining Non-Thermal Plasma, Adsorption, and/or Catalysis: A Review. Catalysts 2019, 9, 98.

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