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Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering


ISSN (Print): 2405-5204
ISSN (Online): 2405-5212

Mini-Review Article

Removal of Formaldehyde from the Indoor Environment Using Porous Carbons and Silicas

Author(s): Junyi Wang and Yousheng Tao*

Volume 13, Issue 3, 2020

Page: [194 - 202] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/2405520413666200124110348

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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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