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Challenges in UV/H2O2/Photocatalysis for Water Purification

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Challenges in UV/H2O2/Photocatalysis for Water Purification

Vaisman, E., Kabir, M.F., Kantzas, A. and Langford, C.H.

DOI: ISBN-10: 8086059456 & ISBN-13: 9788086059457
CHISA 2006, Prague, Chech Republic, August 27-31, 2006, Session A4, Ser No 0703.

ABSTRACT

Heterogeneous photocatalysis is an attractive alternative treatment method for decontamination of organic compounds and disinfection of microorganisms to purify potable water. The study of degrading a number of organic contaminants and microorganisms on a small scale showed the potential of the process for domestic use. However, the application in a large scale is still not available due to the complexity of design. A new photocatalytic fluidized bed reactor is under investigation to degrade organic pollutants and microorganisms. A new method of integration of titanium dioxide and adsorbent zeolite supported on glass beads with a silica-gel binder is implemented to prepare a photocatalyst for the reactor. The challenges of optimizing the reactor performance based on the results of degradation of three model organic compounds (phenol, bisphenol A and sulfolane) are presented in the current paper.

A full version of this paper is available on Echemica Online.

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