Photocatalytic Detoxification of Water and Air

Peter K. J. Robertson, Detlef W. Bahnemann, Jeanette Robertson, Fiona Wood

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The use of semiconductor photocatalysis for treatment of water and air has been a topic of intense research activity over the past 20 years. This chapter provides a review of this highly effective technology. The fundamental processes involved in the technique are initially detailed with a discussion of some recent novel concepts in photocatalysis. A range of applications of water and air treatment are subsequently described with examples of mechanistic description of the major breakdown pathways of some key compounds. Examples of large-scale water treatment applications are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Photochemistry Part II
EditorsPierre Boule, Detlef W. Bahnemann, Peter Robertson
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9783540314943
ISBN (Print)9783540002697
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2005

Publication series

NameThe Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1433-6839


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