Indoor air pollutant is a serious problem due to its wide diversity and variability. The harmful substances from construction materials and decorative materials may make the indoor air pollution become more and more serious and cause serious health problems. In this paper, the review summarizes the advanced technologies for the removal of indoor air pollutants and the development in the treatment of indoor air pollution by catalytic oxidation technologies. Meanwhile, some catalytic oxidation mechanisms of indoor air pollutants are proposed in detail, and suggestions for the indoor air pollution treatment are also presented, in order to provide some reference for subsequent research.

Corresponding author: Feipeng Jiao, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, 410083, People’s Republic of China, Phone.: +86 731 88830833; Fax: +86 731 88830833, E-mail:

Funding source: National Natural Science Foundation of China

Award Identifier / Grant number: 21776319

Funding source: The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of Central South University

Award Identifier / Grant number: 2020zzts065

  1. Research funding: The authors would like to thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21776319) and this research work is also supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Cenrtal Universities of Central South University (No. 2020zzts065).

  2. Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Informed consent: Not applicable.

  5. Ethical approval: The conducted research is not related to either human or animal use.


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Received: 2019-12-14
Accepted: 2020-05-11
Published Online: 2020-06-29
Published in Print: 2020-11-18

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