Photocatalytic Detoxification of Water and Air

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

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Abstract

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
PublisherSpringer
Pages367-424
Number of pages58
Volume2M
ISBN (Electronic)9783540314943
ISBN (Print)9783540002697
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2005

Publication series

NameThe Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
PublisherSpringer
Volume2M
ISSN (Print)1433-6839

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