WATER-PURIFICATION BY SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCATALYSIS

Andrew Mills, R.H. Davies, D. Worsley

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Abstract

The basic principles of the photooxidative mineralization of organic pollutants by O2, sensitized by TiO2, are described. The kinetics of this process as a function of [TiO2], [organic pollutant], [O2], light intensity, temperature, pH, and the type of anion present are discussed, and a general kinetic model is presented. Standard test and demonstration systems for water purification by TiO2 photocatalysis are described and other novel applications of semiconductor photocatalysis are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-425
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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    Mills, A., Davies, R. H., & Worsley, D. (1993). WATER-PURIFICATION BY SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCATALYSIS. Chemical Society Reviews, 22, 417-425.