The analysis of several types of catalysts for ozone decomposition

Veny Luvita, Setijo Bismo, Anto Tri Sugiarto

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There has been rapid technological development in the aspect of water and wastewater treatment, including the application of ozone technology, commonly known as Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs). This involves the use of ozone gas converted to oxygen and OH radicals, which possess the capacity to degrade the unwanted compounds present, although there is need for performance optimization to enhance the ease of formation and decomposition. This process is faced with serious problems that require immediate attention, particularly the presence of excess ozone, which is harmful to the health of living things, especially humans. Ozone decomposition uses an MnOx active core catalyst with a nominal loading of 0-2%. As a comparison used catalyst supports such as Zeolite Alam Lampung (ZAL), Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) and Green Sand (GS) with diameter 18-100 mesh. However, the challenge is comprehensively attenuated by using catalysts possessing the capacity to degrade the excesses, and promote procedure optimization, subsequently enhancing conversion and decomposition. Furthermore, previous studies have demonstrated the potential to elevate the production of OH radicals, and it was also established that catalysts from natural origin are less expensive, easy to operate, highly selective and difficult to damage under various conditions. The result of this study is GAC is more effective and efficient compared to others for decomposition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012070
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2021
Event6th International Symposium on Applied Chemistry, ISAC 2020 - Tangerang, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Nov 202020 Nov 2020


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