Special Issue "Photon-involving Purification of Water and Air"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2017)
Dr. Pierre Pichat
Photocatalyse et Environnement, CNRS/ Ecole Centrale de Lyon (STMS), 69134 Ecully CEDEX, France
Interests: heterogeneous photocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes, environmental chemistry, catalysis, photochemistry
In September 2015, the Editorial Office of Molecules launched a section on Photochemistry. To help develop this new section, a feature paper issue entitled “Photon-involving Purification of Water and Air” is proposed.
This feature paper issue will contain articles on the various photon-driven processes that can be used for the disinfection and decontamination of water and air. Photons of sufficiently high energy are known to inactivate microorganisms and to produce active species—principally hydroxyl radicals—by either directly cleaving H2O, H2O2, O3 and chemical complexes or exciting semiconductors. For each type of these processes, this feature paper issue is expected to provide updated information on the fundamentals, the optimal application conditions, the limitations, the devices, the modeling, the economic aspects, the use of solar irradiation, and foreseeable developments. Gathering these processes and these topics in a unique feature paper issue should give readers a broad survey of the assets and drawbacks of the use of photons to clean water and air. For the authors, it will be a good opportunity to make their results, analyses and surveys more visible than when they are dispersed in many journals.
This feature paper issue is meant to contain contributions about all the technologies and aspects broadly mentioned above, and also indicated in the list of keywords below. Review articles by experts in these diverse fields will particularly be welcome.
Dr. Pierre Pichat
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- UV processes
- VUV processes
- UV/H2O2 processes
- UV/O3 processes
- UV/H2O2/O3 processes
- photo-Fenton processes
- photocatalytic processes over semiconductors
- sun-driven processes