A review: Methods for removal and adsorption of volatile organic compounds from environmental matrixes

Vol 3, Issue 02, Pages 34-58,*** Field: Methods in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

  • Shahnaz Teimoori Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
  • Amir Hessam Hassani, (Corresponding Author)* Department of environmental engineering, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mostafa Panahi Department of environmental engineering, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Nabiollah Mansouri Department of environmental engineering, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Volatile organic compounds, Chemistry and biochemistry method, Removal, Adsorption, Water and air


The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have toxic effect on human health and environmental matrixes. So, determination and removal VOCs from the environmental samples such as water, wastewater and air are very important as toxicology effect on humans. Many chemistry techniques such as; analytical methods for sorbents (extraction, adsorption), sole gel method, pervaporation, regenerative catalytic oxidation (RCO), recuperative catalytic oxidation (CO), adsorptive concentration-catalytic oxidation, photocatalytic oxidation (PCO), ozonation-catalytic oxidation and non-thermal plasma-catalytic oxidation, were used for removal and decreasing of VOCs from different matrix. This review study introduces the adsorbents and applied chemistry methods which were recently used in different works for removal of VOCs in air or water samples by scientists.


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How to Cite
Teimoori, S., Hassani, A. H., Panahi, M., & Mansouri, N. (2020). A review: Methods for removal and adsorption of volatile organic compounds from environmental matrixes. Analytical Methods in Environmental Chemistry Journal, 3(02), 34-58. https://doi.org/10.24200/amecj.v3.i02.100
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