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A Review on Catalytic Nanomaterials for Volatile Organic Compounds VOC Removal and Their Applications for Healthy Buildings

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Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, 4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566, Singapore
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(6), 910; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9060910
Received: 5 May 2019 / Revised: 11 June 2019 / Accepted: 19 June 2019 / Published: 23 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Nanomaterials for Pollutant Gases Reduction and Abatement)
In order to improve the indoor air quality, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be removed via an efficient approach by using catalysts. This review proposed a comprehensive summary of various nanomaterials for thermal/photo-catalytic removal of VOCs. These representative materials are mainly categorized as carbon-based and metallic oxides materials, and their morphologies, synthesis techniques, and performances have been explained in detail. To improve the indoor and outdoor air quality, the catalytic nanomaterials can be utilized for emerging building applications such as VOC-reduction coatings, paints, air filters, and construction materials. Due to the characteristics of low cost, non-toxic and high chemical stability, metallic oxides such as TiO2 and ZnO have been widely investigated for decades and dominate the application market of VOC-removal catalyst in buildings. Since other catalysts also showed brilliant performance and have been theoretically researched, they can be potential candidates for applications in future healthy buildings. This review will contribute to further knowledge and greater potential applications of promising VOC-reducing catalytic nanomaterials on healthier buildings for a better indoor and outdoor environment well-being. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanomaterials; VOCs removal; photocatalysis; thermal oxidation; catalytic oxidation; healthy buildings; green application; photocatalytic reactor nanomaterials; VOCs removal; photocatalysis; thermal oxidation; catalytic oxidation; healthy buildings; green application; photocatalytic reactor
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Shah, K.W.; Li, W. A Review on Catalytic Nanomaterials for Volatile Organic Compounds VOC Removal and Their Applications for Healthy Buildings. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 910. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9060910

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Shah KW, Li W. A Review on Catalytic Nanomaterials for Volatile Organic Compounds VOC Removal and Their Applications for Healthy Buildings. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(6):910. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9060910

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Shah, Kwok W.; Li, Wenxin. 2019. "A Review on Catalytic Nanomaterials for Volatile Organic Compounds VOC Removal and Their Applications for Healthy Buildings" Nanomaterials 9, no. 6: 910. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9060910

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