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Isolation, Characterization, and Environmental Application of Bio-Based Materials as Auxiliaries in Photocatalytic Processes

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CNRS, Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF)-Campus Universitaire des Cézeaux, 24 Avenue Blaise Pascal, 63178 Aubiere CEDEX, France
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Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Soil Biogeochemistry, University of Torino, Largo Paolo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
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Nanostructured Interphases and Surfaces (NIS) Centre, Via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy
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Department of Applied Science and Technology DISAT, Polytechnic of Torino, C.so Duca Degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Catalysts 2018, 8(5), 197; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8050197
Received: 3 April 2018 / Revised: 3 May 2018 / Accepted: 4 May 2018 / Published: 8 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reactions in Water and in Micelles)
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Abstract

Sustainable alternative substrates for advanced applications represent an increasing field of research that attracts the attention of worldwide experts (in accordance with green chemistry principles). In this context, bio-based substances (BBS) isolated from urban composted biowaste were purified and characterized. Additionally, these materials were tested as auxiliaries in advanced oxidizing photocatalytic processes for the abatement of organic contaminants in aqueous medium. Results highlighted the capability of these substances to enhance efficiency in water remediation treatments under mild conditions, favoring the entire light-driven photocatalytic process. View Full-Text
Keywords: bio-based substances; biomasses valorization; biosurfactants; emerging pollutants; micelles; photocatalysis; sustainable materials; wastewater treatments bio-based substances; biomasses valorization; biosurfactants; emerging pollutants; micelles; photocatalysis; sustainable materials; wastewater treatments
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Palma, D.; Bianco Prevot, A.; Celi, L.; Martin, M.; Fabbri, D.; Magnacca, G.; Chierotti, M.R.; Nisticò, R. Isolation, Characterization, and Environmental Application of Bio-Based Materials as Auxiliaries in Photocatalytic Processes. Catalysts 2018, 8, 197.

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