Recent Advances in Photocatalytic Wastewater Treatment

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Photocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 91

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Department of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Patras, GR-30131 Agrinio, Greece
Interests: photocatalysis; visible-light photocatalysts; water treatment; hybrid systems; decontamination; detoxification; reactive species; transformation products
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, GR-50132 Kozani, Greece
Interests: advanced oxidation processes; electrochemistry; photocatalysis; persulfate; sonochemistry; wastewater treatment
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Caratheodory 1, University Campus, GR-26504 Patras, Greece
Interests: photocatalysis; advanced oxidation processes; wastewater engineering; micropollutants; disinfection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photocatalysis, which includes the activation of a photocatalyst by UV and/or visible radiation, is one of the most representative advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) that has attracted scientific concern for various environmental applications. In recent decades, intensive research efforts have focused on the development of photocatalytic systems with improved efficiency, predominantly using renewable energy sources for wastewater treatment. However, despite high efficiency at the laboratory scale, there are still many limitations that inhibit the practical application of photocatalysis in wastewater treatment processes. Moreover, the complex composition of various kinds of wastewater that require effective treatment at low cost renders the development of hybrid systems a promising alternative that can enhance efficiency, leading to high removal percentages of pollutants.

Based on the above, authors are welcome to submit original articles and reviews on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Photocatalytic wastewater treatment;
  • Decomposition of organic and inorganic pollutants;
  • Detoxification and disinfection of highly polluted wastewater;
  • Hybrid systems for wastewater treatment and decontamination;
  • Synthesis and characterization of novel visible-light photocatalysts with improved performance;
  • Simultaneous photocatalytic degradation of pollutants and hydrogen production;
  • Photocatalytic CO2 reduction;
  • Mechanistic studies and simulation of photocatalytic activity;
  • Pilot-scale applications.

If you would like to submit papers to this Special Issue or have any questions, please contact the in-house editor, Mr. Ives Liu ([email protected]).

Dr. Maria Antonopoulou
Dr. Zacharias Frontistis
Dr. Alexandra Ioannidi
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  • photocatalysis
  • visible-light photocatalysts
  • water treatment
  • hybrid systems
  • decontamination
  • detoxification
  • reactive species
  • transformation products

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