Catalytic Combustion of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) over Perovskite Oxides: A Review

Madhab Dule, Bidyapati Kumar and Rajib Mistri*,

Department of Chemistry, Achhruram Memorial College, Jhalda, Purulia-723202, India

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are one of the crucial outdoor as well as indoor air pollutants. Recently, the elimination of volatile organic compounds is become more attractive due to its potentiality of long-term human health effects. Among the different existing methods for the removal of VOCs, the catalytic combustion is the best convenient method due to its operational simplicity, cost effectiveness, high efficiency and industrial acceptability. Various perovskite oxides have been widely studied as suitable catalysts for the removal of VOCs because of their tunable physico-chemical properties, compositional/structural exibility and high thermochemical stability. The morphology, material composition and surface as well as bulk properties of perovskite oxides is the key determining factors for catalytic efficiency. The suitable metal or non-metal doping, controlling morphology (nano-structuring, three-dimensional ordered microporous (3DOM) building) and hybrid construction (perovskite as support for other active catalysts and other oxides as support for active perovskite catalyst) may have a remarkable effect on the surface as well as bulk properties and consequently the catalytic efficiency for ther removal reactions of VOCs are also effected. In this review article, different aspects of the current development in perovskite oxides catalysts for VOCs combustion with a special highlighting on the material designing, like doping, morphology controlling, surface modication and hybrid construction are presented.


Volatile organic compounds, Oxidative combustion, Catalyst, Perovskite oxides.

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