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Title: Simultaneous removal of gaseous benzene and toluene with photocatalytic oxidation process at high temperatures under UVC irradiation
Authors: Dursun, Şükrü
Ayturan, Zeynep Cansu
Keywords: Modified photocatalyst
Photocatalytic oxidation
Removal of air pollutants
Volatile Organic-Compounds
Vuv Irradiation
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Springer Heidelberg
Abstract: Organic air pollutants represent many different pollutants, including persistent toxic organics and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The VOC group includes about 150 different compounds, the majority of which are considered harmful and toxic to human health. Considering all these features, the removal of VOC is of great importance. According to the Industrial Air Pollution Control Regulation, VOCs in flue gases are classified, and the limit value for the most dangerous group is specified as 20 mg/m(3) according to the degree of damage. From past to present, many different removal technologies have been developed and continue to be developed. Removal of pollutants at low concentrations by conventional methods is more inadequate than those above certain concentrations. Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) is one of the technologies used for VOC removal recently. It has been determined that many different organic pollutants can be removed with this method. Within the scope of this study, the removal of benzene and toluene pollutants, which are two important VOCs frequently encountered in flue gases, by the photocatalytic oxidation method has been studied under UVC irradiation. In this study, a new photocatalyst by doping silver (Ag), a noble metal, and nickel (Ni), one of the transition metals, on TiO2 nanoparticles was developed and a laboratory-scale reactor system was designed. Many experiments were carried out by changing the system parameters such as ambient temperature (120 degrees C, 150 degrees C, 180 degrees C), humidity (25% and 50%), and percentage of Ag and Ni doping on TiO2 (0.5%, 1%, 2.5%, %5) and the most successful conditions for the removal of benzene and toluene contaminants were tried to be determined based on the results obtained. When all experiments carried out within the scope of this study were considered, the average removal efficiency for benzene was found as 89.33%, while the average removal efficiency for toluene was 88.23%. According to the obtained results, the most suitable conditions for the simultaneous removal of benzene and toluene pollutants with photocatalytic oxidation method under UVC light were determined as 120 degrees C temperature, 25% humidity, and 0.5% doping photocatalyst.
ISSN: 0944-1344
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