Formaldehyde, carcinogenic for humans, is a common indoor air pollutant emitting
from furniture coatings and flooring materials. Porous carbon and silica materials have
applications in the removal of formaldehyde because of their large specific surface areas,
obedience to surface modification for enhanced adsorption of pollutants, high chemical and
mechanical stabilities, and reusability. This work briefly summarized available porous carbon
and silica materials for the removal of formaldehyde from the indoor environment.
Keywords: Activated carbon, adsorption, carbon fiber, carbon nanotube, catalysis, formaldehyde, graphene,
indoor environment, pollutant, porous materials, silica.
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