In the present study, the total oxidation of n-butanol and carbon monoxide (CO) was investigated on 1 wt% Pd/(-Al2O3 catalysts which were prepared via the dielectric-barrier discharge (DBD) and wet-impregnation (WI) methods. All catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller method (BET). The catalytic activities in the total oxidation of VOCs (n-butanol) and CO under gas-phase conditions was measured. The results showed that the palladium catalysts prepared from DBD method exhibited higher activity in total oxidation of n-butanol and CO than catalysts prepared by WI method. This difference is due to better physicochemical properties of catalysts prepared by DBD method. For 1 wt% Pd loading, total oxidation of n-butanol and CO was achieved at 300 C and 175 C with the DBD method. Meanwhile, oxidation efficiency of the catalysts prepared by WI method is only approximately 90 % in two cases.