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Photocatalytic decontamination and disinfection of water with solar collectors

Malato, Sixto, Blanco, Julián, Alarcón, Diego C., Maldonado, Manuel I., Fernandez Ibanez, P and Gernjak, Wolfgang (2007) Photocatalytic decontamination and disinfection of water with solar collectors. Catalysis Today, 122 (1-2). pp. 137-149. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2007.01.034

DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2007.01.034


In recent years, there has been a tremendous amount of research and development in the area of photocatalysis, a process included in a special class of oxidation techniques defined as advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), all characterized by the same chemical feature, production of OH radicals. This paper reviews the use of sunlight to produce the OH radicals. The systems necessary for performing solar photocatalysis are described. The paper also summarizes most of the research related to solar photocatalytic degradation of water contaminants carried out during recent years, and how it could significantly contribute to the treatment of very persistent toxic compounds. Various solar reactors for photocatalytic water treatment based mainly on non-concentrating collectors erected during the last few years are also described in detail in this review, as well as the use of the solar photocatalytic processes to inactivate microorganisms present in water, placing special emphasis on some experimental systems erected to optimize this disinfecting technique.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:hydroxil radicals, solar CPC reactors, compound parabolic collectors, pilot plants, disinfection, mineralization
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:37922
Deposited By: Dr Pilar Fernandez-Ibanez
Deposited On:30 May 2017 08:25
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:29

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