Photocatalytic oxidation of benzene in air

Hisahiro Einaga, Takashi Ibusuki, Shigeru Futamura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Photocatalytic oxidation of benzene in air at room temperature was studied in order to obtain the information on its reactivity on the photoirradiated TiO2 catalyst. The objective of this paper is to describe in detail the dependence of the rate for benzene photooxidation on humidity, initial benzene concentration, and incident light intensity, since they are important factors for construction of VOC control system utilizing solar energy. The reaction mechanism is also discussed to understand the decomposition behavior of benzene.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolar Energy Conference - 2003
EditorsM.D. Thornbloom, S.A. Jones
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 International Solar Energy Conference - Kohala Coast, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2003Mar 18 2003


Other2003 International Solar Energy Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKohala Coast, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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