Yan Huang1, Wenhui Su1, Rui Wang 1, Tiansheng Zhao2

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250199, China
State Key Laboratory of High-Efficiency Utilization of Coal and Green Chemical Engineering, Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021, China

Received: April 20, 2019
Revised: August 15, 2019
Accepted: August 16, 2019
Download Citation: ||https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2019.04.0215  

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Huang, Y., Su, W., Wang, R. and Zhao, T. (2019). Removal of Typical Industrial Gaseous Pollutants: From Carbon, Zeolite, and Metal-organic Frameworks to Molecularly Imprinted Adsorbents. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 19: 2130-2150. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2019.04.0215


  • Molecularly imprinted adsorbents for gaseous pollutants removal were reviewed.
  • The removal methods of CO2, H2S, NOx, SO2 and VOCs were summarized.
  • Performance of metal-free adsorbents (carbon, zeolite and MOFs) were introduced.


In recent years, various adsorbents have been developed to alleviate atmospheric pollution and remove harmful gases, such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic compounds. Polymer-based adsorbents are a novel type of material now being used for gas separation and purification; in particular, molecular imprinted polymers (MIPs) can achieve selective adsorption of target gas molecules. However, existing review papers have not yet discussed the application of MIPs in gas purification. In this paper, therefore, we exhaustively summarize recently developed adsorbents, including the materials based on carbon, zeolite, and metal-organic frameworks as well as MIPs, to analyze the status of these materials and identify promising adsorbents for gas purification.

Keywords: Adsorption; Industrial gas; Molecule imprinting technique; Porous materials; Selectivity.


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