Catalytic Destruction and Removal of Toluene by Microwave/Fe3O4 System

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A microwave/Fe3O4 catalytic system was proposed for treatment of volatile organic carbons (VOCs). This system comprises a household microwave oven modified as the reaction chamber, which was fitted with a vertical, cylindrical quartz reactor comprising a catalytic packed column filled with granular Fe3O4, a microwave catalyst of iron (II, III) oxide. Experimental results showed that the destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of toluene by microwave alone was close to zero, but with the microwave/Fe3O4 system, the temperature of the catalytic packed column increased rapidly and reached thermal balance within 10-15 min. Analysis of the rear gas after combustion showed that most of the toluene was thermal oxidized into CO2 and H2O. The successful application of the proposed microwave/Fe3O4 system to thermal destruction of toluene promises a new technology for treatment of VOCs.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 47-50)

Edited by:

Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam

Pages:

335-338

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.47-50.335

Citation:

K. Y. Cheng et al., "Catalytic Destruction and Removal of Toluene by Microwave/Fe3O4 System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 335-338, 2008

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June 2008

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