Catalytic oxidation of volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde (HCHO) over the noble metals catalysts at room temperature is among the most promising strategies to control indoor pollution but remains one challenge to maximize the efficiency of noble metal species. Herein, we demonstrated the straightforward encapsulation of highly dispersive Pt nanoparticles (NPs) within BEA zeolite and adjacent with the surface hydroxyl groups to reach the synergistic HCHO oxidation at 25 °C. High efficiency and long-term stability was reached under large space velocity (∼100% conversion at 180,000 mL (gcat × h)-1 and >95% at 360,000 mL (gcat × h)-1), affording rapid elimination rate of 129.4 μmol (gPt × s)-1 and large turnover frequency of 2.5 × 10-2 s-1. This is the first synergy example derived from the hydroxyl groups and confined noble metals within zeolites that accelerated the rate-determining step, the formate transformation, in the HCHO elimination.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Engineering
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
- Waste Management and Disposal