—This work addresses the activity of the catalytic performance of Pt and Ce-Mn-based materials, during the catalytic wet formaldehyde oxidation reaction at ppm concentrations. The comparison of Pt supported in alumina vs. Ce-Mn-based catalysts is presented. The total conversion was 80% with Pt/Al2
at 80°C, which turned out to be more effective in removing the organic pollutant compared with the mixed oxide. By-products formation such as acetic and oxalic acids was determined along with carbonaceous deposits.
—Catalytic wet oxidation, formaldehyde
removal, oxidation, Pt and Ce-Mn catalysts, batch reactor.
Mirella Gutiérrez-Arzaluz, Miguel Torres-Rodríguez, Violeta
Mugica-Alvarez, and Julia Aguilar-Pliego are with the Basic Sciences
Department at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, México
D.F. Av. San Pablo 180, 02200, México (e-mail: email@example.com,
Mario A. Romero-Romo is with the Materials Department at the
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, México (e-mail:
Cite: Mirella Gutiérrez-Arzaluz, Miguel Torres-Rodríguez, Violeta Mugica-Alvarez, Julia Aguilar-Pliego, and Mario A. Romero-Romo, "Wet Oxidation of Formaldehyde with Heterogeneous Catalytic Materials," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 166-171, 2016.