Removal of VOCs from gas streams via plasma and catalysis

Wei Chieh Chung, Dan Hua Mei, Xin Tu, Moo Been Chang

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Emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has resulted in various environmental issues. Therefore, development of effective VOC removal technology is essential for reducing the adverse effects associated. This work provides a systematic review on VOC removal from gas stream via catalytic oxidation, plasma degradation, and plasma catalysis. For catalytic oxidation of VOCs, possible reaction mechanisms and how physicochemical properties of catalyst influences catalytic performance are presented and discussed, followed by plasma removal of VOCs, VOC degradation, and byproduct formation mechanisms. Next, interactions between plasma and catalyst are interpreted for comprehensive understanding. Last, perspectives are provided for further development of VOC removal technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-331
Number of pages62
JournalCatalysis Reviews - Science and Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2019


  • VOCs
  • catalysis
  • nonthermal plasma
  • plasma catalysis
  • synergistic effects


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