Ozone catalytic oxidation of toluene over triple perovskite-type catalysts modified with KMnO4

Hsin Tzu Chuang, Run Yu Liu, Minh Man Trinh, Moo Been Chang

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A unique triple perovskite-type catalyst was successfully synthesized using the simple sol-gel approach, and surface acid modification was added to improve the ozone catalytic oxidation (OZCO) process ability to remove toluene more effectively. Our study indicates that La3MnCuNiO9 catalyst treated with KMnO4 shows the best toluene oxidation activity. At 250 °C, the rates of conversion and mineralization were 100% and 83%, respectively, under thermal catalytic system when C7H8 concentration = 500 ppm. During the OZCO system ([C7H8] = 20 ppm, O3/C7H8=8; room temperature), for 6 h, the conversion rate remained at 100%. The high ratios of Mn4+/(Mn4++Mn3+), Cu2+, and abundant surface oxygen species, high specific surface area, and pore volume lead to remarkable catalytic performance of this catalyst. Meanwhile, the catalyst contributes to superior stability and water resistance. The catalytic mechanism of La3MnCuNiO9 after KMnO4 treatment in the context of OZCO was further discussed. Overall, after KMnO4 treatment, the La3MnCuNiO9 catalyst reveals extraordinary catalytic activity and excellent stability combination of this catalyst with ozone exhibits high toluene removal efficiency in the OZCO system and has a good potential for industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106068-106082
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Issue number48
StatePublished - Oct 2023


  • KMnO modified
  • Ozone catalytic oxidation
  • Toluene
  • Triple perovskite-type catalysts


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