Converting Volatile Organic Compounds to CO2 and Water
American Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 62-67
Received: Jun. 6, 2016; Published: Jun. 7, 2016
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Tang G. Lee, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Abstract
This paper discusses a novel method to clean VOC from any sources. Photocatalysis surpasses any other technologies in air purification for absorption of volatile organic compounds. A key component is the use of ultraviolet light to activate a photo-catalysis process that can also disinfect microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, moulds and even infectious diseases. The by-products of the photocatalytic process is only carbon dioxide and water. Results as tested by the Chinese government agency for its VOC removal efficacy at several factories is most encouraging. In conclusion, we have found a technology that can help clean the increasing air pollution in China to improve public health.
Keywords
Air Pollution, Disinfection, Photocatalysis, Air Cleaning, By-Products, Volatile Organic Compounds
To cite this article
Tang G. Lee, Converting Volatile Organic Compounds to CO2 and Water, American Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 62-67. doi: 10.11648/j.ajche.20160402.16
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