Photocatalytic Oxidation Performance to Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Environment

  • Arafa Awadalla Bakheet ukm
  • Muhammad Fauzi Mohd Zain Department of Architecture Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built of Environment, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Abdul Amir Kadhum
  • Zeinab Abdalla
Keywords: Photocatalysis, Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Air-cleaning, Concrete composite panels

Abstract

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) exist widely in both the indoor and outdoor environment. Some of (VOCs) are toxic and effecting to human health, such as benzene and toluene. A study was carried out to investigate the use of Panels concrete coated with Titanium dioxide (TiO2) catalyst in a fixed-bed reactor installed with a UV light lamp. The samples were studied using the GC (FID) multi- analyser for measuring the performance of photocatalytic active concrete products. Experiments were conducted to compare their efficiencies in degrading the Benzene. When the benzene loaded and passed through the photocatalytic reactor, the removal efficiencies were determined by GC (FID). The experimental results show the high benzene removal was achieved.

Author Biographies

Arafa Awadalla Bakheet, ukm
architecture dep.
Abdul Amir Kadhum
Department of Architecture Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built of Environment, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Zeinab Abdalla
Department of Architecture Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built of Environment, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Published
2011-12-20
Section
Articles