Toan Minh Le, Ha Than Quoc An, Thien Pham Huu


In this paper, the process of preparing 10 wt.% Cu/g-Al2O3 catalysts was studied by different methods. The changes in structure and texture of the catalysts were examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The activities of catalyst were investigated completely oxidized VOC (toluene and n-butanol) on gas-phase reactions over the Cu/g-Al2O3 catalyst. The results were found that influence of the size of copper nanoparticles enhancing copper dispersion and selectivity of the catalyst prepared by non-thermal plasma (NTP) was superior to those obtained from the impregnation (WI) and deposition-precipitation (DP). The total oxidation of VOC to CO2 and H2O was achieved above 275oC. Compared to the WI and DP, the NTP method increased the oxidation efficiency by 15-30%.

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