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Photocatalytic Oxidation Performance to Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Environment

Author(s): Arafa Awadalla Bakheet | Muhammad Fauzi Mohd Zain | Abdul Amir Kadhum | Zeinab Abdalla

Journal: Environmental Research, Engineering and Management
ISSN 1392-1649

Volume: 58;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Photocatalysis | Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) | Air-cleaning | Concrete composite panels

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) exist widely in both the indoor and outdoor environment. Some of (VOCs) are toxic and effecting to human health, such as benzene and toluene. A study was carried out to investigate the use of Panels concrete coated with Titanium dioxide (TiO2) catalyst in a fixed-bed reactor installed with a UV light lamp. The samples were studied using the GC (FID) multi- analyser for measuring the performance of photocatalytic active concrete products. Experiments were conducted to compare their efficiencies in degrading the Benzene. When the benzene loaded and passed through the photocatalytic reactor, the removal efficiencies were determined by GC (FID). The experimental results show the high benzene removal was achieved.

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