Recent developments in photocatalytic water treatment technology: A review

We describe how to utilize a multi-variables optimization approach to determine the optimum operation parameters so as to enhance process performance and photooxidation efficiency

Meng Nan Chong; Bo Jin; Christopher W.K. Chow; Chris Saint

2010

Scholarcy highlights

  • This paper reviews the recent R&D progresses of engineered-photocatalysts, photoreactor systems, and the process optimizations and modellings of the photooxidation processes for water treatment
  • The main technical barriers that impede its commercialisation remained on the post-recovery of the catalyst particles after water treatment
  • We describe how to utilize a multi-variables optimization approach to determine the optimum operation parameters so as to enhance process performance and photooxidation efficiency
  • Both photomineralization and photo-disinfection kinetics and their modellings associated with the photocatalytic water treatment process are detailed
  • This paper will deliver a scientific and technical overview and useful information to scientists and engineers who work in this field

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