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A Review of Photocatalysts Prepared by Sol-Gel Method for VOCs Removal

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Author(s): Ting Ke Tseng | Yi Shing Lin | Yi Ju Chen | Hsin Chu

Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
ISSN 1422-0067

Volume: 11;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 2336;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: sol-gel | photocatalytic oxidation | VOCs

ABSTRACT
The sol-gel process is a wet-chemical technique (chemical solution deposition), which has been widely used in the fields of materials science, ceramic engineering, and especially in the preparation of photocatalysts. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are prevalent components of indoor air pollution. Among the approaches to remove VOCs from indoor air, photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) is regarded as a promising method. This paper is a review of the status of research on the sol-gel method for photocatalyst preparation and for the PCO purification of VOCs. The review and discussion will focus on the preparation and coating of various photocatalysts, operational parameters, and will provide an overview of general PCO models described in the literature.

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