Special issue in honor of Prof. David Y.H. Pui for his “50 Years of Contribution in Aerosol Science and Technology”

Xiong Yang1,2, Haotu Zhong1, Wengui Zhang3, Yingshu Liu4, Ningqi Sun This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.4, Ruixing Kuang1, Cong Wang1, Antao Zhan1, Junrong Zhang1, Qiming Tang5, Ziyi Li This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1,2

1 School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 Beijing Higher Institution Engineering Research Center of Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection, Beijing 100083, China
3 Guangdong Midea Air-Conditioning Equipment Co., Ltd., Foshan 528311, China
4 Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Dongguan 523808, China
5 Zhongke Huizhi (Dongguan) Equipment Technology Co., Ltd., Dongguan 523808, China

Received: December 5, 2022
Revised: March 1, 2023
Accepted: March 3, 2023

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Download Citation: ||https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.220442  

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Yang, X., Zhong, H., Zhang, W., Liu, Y., Sun, N., Kuang, R., Wang, C., Zhan, A., Zhang, J., Tang, Q., Li, Z. (2023). Progress in Adsorptive Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds by Zeolites. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.220442


  • Relationship between geographic location and hygroscopic growth factor established.
  • Environmental factors determined the temporal variability of particle size fractions.
  • Sub-partition of nearly-hydrophobic growth factor fraction was introduced.


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a class of pollutants that have recently received much attention in atmospheric and indoor air pollution problems. They are precursors for PM2.5 and ozone generation. The removal of VOCs emitted from exhaust gases is an urgent problem to solve air pollution. Adsorption is one of the most promising VOC abatement technologies, with the advantages of high purification efficiency, low cost, and simple equipment. The adsorbent plays a critical role in VOCs removal efficiency. Zeolite is a rapidly developing material due to its highly ordered and flexible microporous structure, good stability, and abundant surface modification. In this paper, the influence of zeolite properties, including framework structure, pore properties, and surface cations, on VOCs adsorption performance is analyzed. The VOCs adsorption performance on different zeolite adsorbents in the presence of water vapor is compared. The influential factors on the mass transfer kinetic properties of VOCs adsorption are summarized. Finally, an overview of zeolite honeycomb adsorbent applications for industrial use is presented, including multi-tower fixed bed adsorption and zeolite rotor adsorption.

Keywords: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Zeolite, Adsorption, Honeycomb adsorbent, Pore structure

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