“Development of New Hybrid VOCs Treatment Process Using Activated Carbon and Electrically Heated Alumite Catalyst”
Toshio Yamaguchi, Kazuya Aoki, Makoto Sakurai and Hideo Kameyama

Toshio Yamaguchi was a doctoral student.

…..This paper develops a novel process to minimize unfavorable volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which is one of the most serious air pollutants. The process consists of VOC separation by adsorption using activated carbon and decomposition on alumite catalyst, and can be used even in the case of low concentration VOC. The computational simulations and experimental runs give sufficient results and knowledges to show that the performance of this process is higher than that of ordinary processes. Therefore, this paper contributes greatly to the related engineering field and deserves to be honored with the Outstanding Paper Award…..


Full article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1252/jcej.13we112


Outstanding Paper Awards Subcommittee of Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan has assessed the 116 papers published in volume 46 in 2013.