Fluidized-bed photocatalytic degradation of airborne styrene

Lim, Melvin, Rudolph, Victor, Anpo, Masakazu and Lu, Gao Qing (Max) (2008) Fluidized-bed photocatalytic degradation of airborne styrene. Catalysis Today, 131 1-4: 548-552. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2007.10.092

Author Lim, Melvin
Rudolph, Victor
Anpo, Masakazu
Lu, Gao Qing (Max)
Title Fluidized-bed photocatalytic degradation of airborne styrene
Journal name Catalysis Today   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0920-5861
Publication date 2008-02-29
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.cattod.2007.10.092
Open Access Status
Volume 131
Issue 1-4
Start page 548
End page 552
Total pages 5
Editor J. R. H. Ross
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject C1
100708 Nanomaterials
869801 Management of Gaseous Waste from Manufacturing Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Abstract Monomeric styrene, an aromatic compound present in many industries involved in the processing of fiberglass reinforced plastic products, is potentially carcinogenic. Based on current literature, studies on the breakdown of styrene via photocatalysis are limited. This study aims to develop suitable photocatalysts to be used in the mineralization of styrene. In particular, two specific objectives are of interest: first, the development of photocatalysts which are able to work under ultraviolet (UV) radiation and potentially visible/solar light irradiation; secondly, the design of an efficient fluidized-bed photoreactor. Preliminary work done using titania-based catalysts incorporated into a designed bench-scale UV photoreactor indicates that up to 80% of styrene can be degraded to water and carbon dioxide, based on an effective concentration (C-0) of 300 ppm.
Keyword Titanium dioxide
Pillared Clays
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Recent advances in catalysis - selected papers from APCAT 4 (Singapore, 6-8 December 2006)

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