Photocatalysis-A novel approach for solving various environmental and disinfection problems

A brief review

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Abstract

The photocatalytic technique is a versatile and efficient disinfection process capable of inactivating a wide range of harmful microorganisms in various media. In photocatalysis processes a heterogeneous semiconductor material is used as a photocattalyst. To the clean nature of the process the power requirements of the technique can be relatively low, with some reactions requiring only light. It is a safe, nontoxic, and relatively inexpensive disinfection method whose adaptability allows it to be used for many purposes. Research in the field of photocatalytic disinfection is very diverse, covering a broad range of applications. This paper presents an overview of photocatalytic process in different sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4147-4155
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
Volume8
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Disinfection
  • Environmental friendly
  • Micro-organism
  • Oxidation
  • Photocatalysis

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  • General

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