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dc.contributor.authorSantiago, Marta
dc.contributor.authorBlázquez, Zaira
dc.contributor.authorGalindo, Edurne
dc.contributor.authorAlves, Leonor
dc.contributor.authorLlorca Piqué, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorMendoza Gómez, Ernesto
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut de Tècniques Energètiques
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física i Enginyeria Nuclear
dc.identifier.citationSantiago, M. [et al.]. Gold nanoclusters for efficient removal of organic pollutants at room temperature. A: Submarine Air Monitoring and Air Purification. "SAMAP Proceedings". Nova Orleans, Louisiana: 2013, p. 1-6.
dc.description.abstractPreserving air quality of an enclosed space such as a submarine is a major challenge yet to be addressed. Currently, CO-H2 burners are employed to maintain a breathable air environment inside the submarine through catalytic conversion of contaminants being present in the air thereof into CO2 + H2O. These burners use a mixture of manganese and copper oxides referred to as hopcalite. Unfortunately, this catalyst presents a reasonable oxidation activity only above 150ºC as it suffers from strong inhibition by the presence of moisture. Furthermore, at such high operating temperatures, partial oxidation of hydrocarbons over the hopcalite may generate toxic by-products such as HF and HCl. Herein, we present a novel catalyst based on gold nanoclusters capable of eliminating massive amounts of organic pollutants at room temperature even in the presence of moisture.
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Química orgànica
dc.subject.lcshOrganic water pollutants
dc.subject.otherAir quality
dc.subject.otherCatalytic oxidation
dc.subject.otherCarbon monoxide
dc.subject.otherVolatile organic compounds
dc.subject.otherGold nanoclusters.
dc.titleGold nanoclusters for efficient removal of organic pollutants at room temperature
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacContaminants orgànics de l'aigua
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GREENER - Grup de recerca d'estudis energètics i de les radiacions
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (author’s final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorSantiago, M.; Blázquez, Z.; Galindo, E.; Alves, L.; Llorca, J.; Mendoza, E.
upcommons.citation.contributorSubmarine Air Monitoring and Air Purification
upcommons.citation.pubplaceNova Orleans, Louisiana
upcommons.citation.publicationNameSAMAP Proceedings

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