Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 480–484 | Cite as

Removal of Low-concentration Ammonia from Ambient Air by Aluminophosphates

  • Chunyang Li
  • Shujie Wu
  • Guiyang Yu
  • Xuwei Yang
  • Gang Liu
  • Wenxiang Zhang


A series of aluminumphosphate materials was prepared and used as adsorbents for the removal of ammonia at low concentrations. The influence of various preparation parameters, including the pH value of sol, calcination temperature and molar ratio of P/Al, on the structure and surface properties as well as adsorption capacity were investigated. The results showed that large amount of P—OH present on the surface of aluminophosphates was suitable for the removal of ammonia. They were the major source of weak Brönsted acid sites and acted as the main active centers for capturing ammonia.


Ammonia adsorption Aluminophosphate Air purification Weak acid Porous material 


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© Jilin University, The Editorial Department of Chemical Research in Chinese Universities and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunyang Li
    • 1
  • Shujie Wu
    • 1
  • Guiyang Yu
    • 1
  • Xuwei Yang
    • 1
  • Gang Liu
    • 1
  • Wenxiang Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Surface and Interface Chemistry of Jilin Province, College of ChemistryJilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China

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