Ozone Decomposition over Silver-Loaded Perlite

Krassimir Genov, Vladimir Georgiev, Todor Batakliev, Dipak Sarker

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The Bulgarian natural expanded mineral obtained from Bentonite AD perlite (A deposit of "The Broken Mountain" for perlite mining, near by the village of Vodenicharsko, in the municipality of Djebel), was loaded with silver (as ion form - Ag+ 2 and 5 wt% by the incipient wetness impregnation method), and as atomic silver - Ag0 using Tollen’s reagent (silver mirror reaction). Some physicochemical characterization of the samples are provided via: DC arc-AES, XRD, DR-IR and UV-VIS. The aim of this work was to obtain and test the silver-loaded catalyst for ozone decomposition. So the samples loaded with atomic silver show ca. 80% conversion of ozone 20 minutes after the reaction start. Then conversion decreases to ca. 20 % but stay stable during the prolongation of time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number56
Pages (from-to)1015-1018
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011


  • perlite glass
  • ozone catalysis


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