TSU chemists create catalysts for air purification
A team at the TSU Laboratory of Catalytic Studies of the Faculty of Chemistry has published an article in the top-ranked journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. The laboratory staff is developing environmental catalysts to neutralize hazardous substances, in particular, carbon monoxide and soot particles, which are a component of vehicle exhausts.
The project aims to create new methods for designing catalysts based on silver, platinum, and cerium nanoparticles. The chemists pay special attention to solving applied problems of environmental catalysis: the resulting compounds can be used to purify the air from dangerous volatile organic compounds.