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.
|Title of host publication||Environmental Photochemistry Part II |
|Editors||Pierre Boule, Detlef W. Bahnemann, Peter Robertson|
|Number of pages||58|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Sep 2005|
|Name||The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry|