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Scientific article about functionalized biocarbon for improving the air quality

Mariem Zouari, InnoRenew CoE researcher, in collaboration with Dr. Silvo Hribernik from University of Maribor, Dr. Laetitia Marrot from the Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG), Dr. Marian Tzolov and Dr. David B. DeVallance from Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, recently published a scientific article “Manganese dioxide-coated biocarbon for integrated adsorption-photocatalytic degradation of formaldehyde in indoor conditions,” in Heliyon.

Formaldehyde is a common indoor air pollutant with hazardous effects on human health. This is why authors in this study investigated the efficiency of biocarbon functionalized with variable contents of manganese dioxide for formaldehyde removal in ambient conditions via integrated adsorption-photocatalytic degradation technology. They found out that the developed coating can be potentially used to improve air quality in the built environment.