TSU is creating a new catalyst for the fight against smog
TSU chemists are creating a fundamentally new silver catalyst to purify the air, capable of decomposing toxic carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and other harmful volatile substances into harmless components. Due to its nanostructure basis, this catalyst may be effective even at room temperature and used as a filter for ventilation.
– The possibility of applying silver catalysts is less studied than the other catalysts with particles of precious metals - gold, platinum, and palladium. However, they can be no less effective in the oxidation of harmful volatile substances and cheaper, by at least 10 times – said Gregory Mamontov, the project manager, senior researcher at the Laboratory of Catalytic Research.